So don’t be surprised that NRA lobbyists, Hollywood producers and violent videogame makers are contributing nothing of worth to the debate over how to best protect school children from the next Newtown massacre. Like most lobbyists, they are only interested in protecting their bottom line.
I have used this space to discuss how the NRA should temper its extreme forces to contribute positively to this debate in the coming months. I have also discussed the need for Hollywood producers and videogame makers to be more responsible their jobs instead of continuing to churn out killing “games” that contribute to a violent culture and inspires mass murderers.
Unfortunately, those who defend violent movies and videogame makers are liberals who, after offering the caveat that they don’t allow their children to watch such trash, take the extreme position that there is nothing we can do to stop other children from being besieged by countless images of random slaughter.