Esports organizers say don’t blame the games- BLAME GUNS!
U.S. authorities say 24-year-old David Katz of Baltimore killed two people and wounded nine others before fatally shooting himself Sunday at a Madden tournament being held at a riverfront mall in Jacksonville, Fox News reports.
“Of course tragedies like this should never happen. One is already too many, But I think this is a bigger issue of gun control and access to guns. This very unfortunate incident happened in a video game arena, but does this mean that it’s esports or video games to blame? I don’t believe so. It’s not esports that caused this. We’re really saddened to see this take place.”
So now even the video game world is attacking the 2nd Amendment and blaming U.S. firearm laws instead of the blunt truth. Blunt truth is, bad things happen to good people and an evil person with the intent to harm others, will do so.
In the world we live in it is irresponsible to hold events for the public and not have sufficient security in place for the events. That is called accountability;ity which Esports is not even attempting to do, these companies only care about money and if they show any sign of accountability then law suits will flow and they will lose money.
“Tell me about one incident where this has happened in Asia, drawing comparisons between gaming and violence is the wrong perspective. We’ve never had this in this part of the world. Why are things happening in the U.S.? It’s very sad. Every time something like this happens in the U.S., people start blaming the video games. The bigger picture, the bigger problem is gun control.” ~ Indian Gaming League founder and AESF vice-president Lokesh Suji
That’s right, the world of video games which can be viewed as extreme violence and a form of indoctrination, is now an advocate of taking your guns away.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.