Kentucky Governor Blames Violent Video Games For Shootings

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During an interview yesterday on a talk radio program, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin said violent video games are partly responsible for mass shootings like this week’s in Parkland, Florida which killed 17 people and wounded 14 more.

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Fucking hell, people are still on this? There is fucking zero evidence of this. Its all about gun availability. Vio…
Any moron who still thinks this is an issue is a coward who can't admit their fault.
Kentucky Governor blames violent video games for shootings
Fucking hell, not this shit again.
Et oui car le tueur lançait des blu-ray de fifa 18 au visage des élèves. Insoutenable. (sale con va)
Video games are not the issue here. Of all the factors that play into the making of a tragedy like this, violent me…
Todo ano essa merda.
Crazy to think Fortnite is responsible for the death of 17 kids and not a racist shithead with access to an AR-15.
Oh fuck off. 😂
Some folks would rather ban virtual guns then real ones -.-
Someone is reaching... We have video games all over the world... This kind of Shootings only in the US.
VIDEO GAMES HAVE RATINGS THAT ADVISE PARENTS BEFORE THEY BUY THEM OF EXACTLY WHAT KIND OF CONTENT THAT IS IN THEM.…
It's true. Video games do influence your behavior. Ever since I started playing Fallout, I hoard bottle caps.
Here we fucking go again -_-
Oh boy. I'm pretty sure easy access to ASSAULT WEAPONS and NO MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT is probably the reason why, you…
.@MattBevin sure had a long-winded way of saying, “I don’t care about kids getting shot at school."
Spanish twitter guy blame Kentucky Governor for retrasomental
So what types of video games did elected officials play to make them moronic on subjects such as violence, economic…
Nope. Try again
Video games, mental health, mexicans, Isis, but definitely not guns. Fucking corrupt cretins.
ya tardaban
I couldn't possibly roll my eyes any harder without them falling out of my head 🙄🙄🙄
Then I blame valentines day for suicides and sci fi movies for diseases... fuck off.. this is about mental health…
No. No no no. Video games to not take lives, people do.
Makes sense. Because the rest of the world doesn't have or ever play violent video games, which is clearly the reas…
Of course, it's not the guns ! We play the same games in Europe, I really wonder why we don't face the same consequ…
Yup. Figured this was coming. Lets point the finger at a scape goat instead of discussing mental illness or early w…
El pan de cada día
Oh ffs...Here we go again...
"Guns aren't the problem, video games are the problem!"
Bullshit. As a former gamestop I can confidently say that the games are not the problem. It's on the parents that b…
fuck people are dumb just change the gun laws.
Fuck you Governor !
GOD FUCKING DAMMIT AGAIN WITH THIS BULLSHIT? 1) Quit trying to blame something that has been proven again and again…
Here we fucking go again Shut the fuck up
“Why do we need a video game, for example, that encourages people to kill people?" ....But....why do you need open…
I blame your fried chicken for your stupidity.
@cmart26 @Momma3011 hes right... lets just replace all fun things with intercity prayer circles and put Jesus back…
Ahhh, I was wondering why I kept running around slaying dragons with lightning. #Skyrim
👏GO👏FUCK👏YOURSELF👏
Nah... Lets not blame the gun laws the lack of mental health services or the white supremacists It's those vidja ga…
We've been down this road. Time and time again it's been disproven. Video games don't make us violent. Stupid fu…
TIME TO DUST OFF THE CLASSIC.
yesssssssssssss
Deflecting as always. The politicians that are anti gay are also the ones found molesting kids. The politicians tha…
Riiiiiiiggggghhhhhtttttt what next? The bullet manufacturer for not making only duds?
As far as I know I keep all my mass shootings inside GTA, Fuck knows why it's like the fucking wild west state side…
The day I listen a moron without a degree in psychology, an unbiased study & common sense is a frigid day in hell
And so the blame game begins. Asshole! Hollywood and movies came before video games get a life bitch.🤔😠😡🐵
Before we start regulating pretend guns, how about we focus on regulating real ones first?
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It’s always been my experience that video games, even violent ones (Doom anyone?), have been therapeutic. Tearing 6…
Can we fucking not... Like seriously, if that's the case why does this shit not happen in Europe, Asia, and the res…
As a Kentucky native, I call bullcrap. People were being violent before any video games were involved. Just because…
I just finished playing Fortnite, haven't double pumped anyone yet this morning.
Si j'ai bien compris : Les armes : pas dangereux Les jeux vidéo : dangereux J'ai bon ?
Jokes on you Governor. Gamers never want to leave their house.
We have been down this road. It has been disproven.
Fuck. You.
Ah yes the old “culture of death” that say a military parade certainly won't help propagate. I wonder if he's aware…
J'adore ces politiciens américains "responsables" qui rejettent la faute sur des jeux vidéos et autres objets de fi…
Trumptards going HARD this week.
bruhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
i agree, i blame shooting for violent video games
For fuck's sake. #gunviolence
Cool. Give me, a hyperviolent video game enthusiast, an AR-15 and I will show you how I don't know how to operate a…
I feel like I've warped back in time to Columbine when this was a new opinion.
C'mon guys I thought we were done with this
here we go again
We can't regulate something designed to kill, that goes against our *freedom*. But lets regulate games/tv/movies be…
Só os EUA jogam games violentos pelo jeito
Blame it on the boogie
Ah ben oui tiens, ça manquait.
How about the guns used to take lives? Seems like they're the issue. STOP TRYING TO PASS THE BLAME TO UNRELATED MED…
Guns aren't the problem, it's videogames......... #smh
Never realized how fuckin STUPID POLITICIANS ARE 🖕🖕🖕😡😡😡😡
He's right. I totally blame persona for making failing a test so easy.
Really?!? The 90's called, they want their scapegoat back...
Aaaand we're back in the noughties again
what about all the shootings before video games? classic. always looking for somewhere to point to finger.
Because we don't want to hurt the feelings of the WHITE SUPREMACISTS.
I don't recall hearing about him throwing game discs at people...
A VAI TOMA NO CUUUUUUU DE NOVO ESSA PORRA
The Kentucky Governor can suck my left testicle while I play grand theft auto. Violent video games don't cause shoo…
Here we go again...
Seriously. This again.
Look at this idiot, not the home environment, not lack of regulation, not gun culture, not the educational environm…
😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂
personally, i blame CSI. no wait. i blame sugar. oh. oh. i got it. I blame lawmakers.
@realDonaldTrump So your problem is not your lack of controls for gun buyers? The worst blind is who doesn't want…
I hate this man.
Stop putting blame on stupid shit and DO SOMETHING! 18 school shootings and counting as of 2018!
🤔🤔🤔
I guess taking public office requires: •age of 30 or more •no brain Idc repub or dem this shit happened in the 90s…
AH BEN JL ATTENDAIS CELLE LA
A lazy and desparate reply to a serious problem, @GovMattBevin Be ashamed of not only your ignorance, but also yo…
Yep, right on cue.
Mais merde quoi, c'est assez terrible, ça fait des années qu'on entends ça
It's 2018 and we're still on this? Just say your son racked up $4000 in loot boxes and leave the rest of us alone.
Vuelve la burra al trigo
I can only imagine the horrors we'll see in a few years once all the teenagers playing #GTAOnline can buy guns. The…
Yeah ok sure let's just point fingers at something that has nothing to do with the issue 🙄😔
Harvest Moon makes me want to grow vegetables.
Before we completely write this guy off, he does make some valid points. We have a rating system for a reason but a…
Charles Whitman best known as the "Texas Tower Sniper" murdered 16 on August 1, 1966... No violent video games bac…
Bruh got roasted so fast.
There's so much to blame to these recent incidents and video games shouldn't be blamed for those who were responsib…
I don't think games cause this shit as much as the culture of violence across all media in general.
@TADPOG_Podcast @Tyrone7570 Do you think you can get him on the show for a little point / counter point talk?
Because it certainly isn't the fact that America's top dogs have so much of a BONER over guns that they can't imagi…
Here we go again. Err no mate. See you from the bloody stone age? The main problem is a teenager could easily get h…
Well fuck him too.🖕
Ya tardaban. Que os den por culo moralistas de los cojones. Iros a follaros vuestras putas ametralladoras y seguid…
Hahahahahhahhahahh
🙄 Porque em países onde os mesmos videogames são vendidos mas o governo não come na mão da indústria de armas, ess…
Blame anything but the most obvious culprit.
This man brings me physical pain
Have we suddenly traveled 13-17 years back in time? lol
I really hate people like this.
Let's blame virtual guns but not real guns
ROFL 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Art can be interpreted as a form of speech. The 1st amendment comes before the 2nd amendment. In order, and in impo…
Atomic Facepalm
This just in: unstable individual kills dozens using an actual video game cartridge. Video game control law immedia…
Alles om de discussie rond het echte probleem te ontlopen.
Banning rated M video games instead of guns would fix the problem for sure!!! Yeah makes total sense!!!
Självklart kan skulden inte ligga hos ett system gjort för att sortera ut människor med problem, människor som verk…
THIS IS WHAT I WAS WAITING FOR
really want to know what the #gamergate folk have to say about their right wing buddies blaming games all over agai…
ya están los tontos de siempre
@BaconDonutTV @GovMattBevin
“There are video games that, yes, are listed for mature audiences, but kids play them and everybody knows it, and t…
Ugh, this mutherf**cker...
Probably all of that rock and roll as well that corrupts the youth.
Are we into that shit again?
This guy does realise that the rest of the world also has video games and yet largely manages to avoid doing a dail…
But of course...it has nothing at all to do with the guns that actually killed the people.
"Guns aren't the problem. Video games are." *Yaaaaaaawn*
Clowns on all sides.
I blame the Governor of Kentucky for giving me actual aids and ebola. fuckin moron.
2009 is that you?
Here we go again 🙄
Me: Alexa, give me a debunked, rehashed argument from the early 2000s that I can use in order to distract people fr…
Well obviously itels all the loot box microtransactions on gtav and battlefront. They'll make anyone go postal
Kentucky Governor blames violent video games for shootings
Of course he did...
This fucking thing again
Or ya know...blame gun laws?
That bitch needs to shut the hell up and do his fucking job. Its been proven Violence in videogames does not infl…
This train is never late!
Look, I've been playing Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Doom, GTA since I was 10-15 years old. The mere thought of hol…
Have you ever seen such bullshit that makes you think "is this the person who is supposed to be protecting us and m…
How far can someone's finger be off of the pulse of reality?
As always, some dickhead tries to blame videogames for a school schooting. Adress the real problems first, like why…
He is an idiot that is all
GOOD GOD, my governor is such an idiot!!! @MattBevin
Blaming shifting at its finest
spot the dumb cunt
how about we blame uhhhhh, people with guns maybe????? idk just thought
Je commençais presque à m'inquiéter de toujours pas voir ce genre de truc arriver sur ma TL.
this is the worst take
How maný seconds did that take?
The stupid continues...
I was unaware they don't have violent video games in literally every other country on Earth.
It always pisses me off when people blame violence on video games, Sure. i play games like Grand Theft Auto & other…
I guess Europe and Australia don't have the exact same video games. Oh wait.
Does he also get paid by the #NRA?
And I blame a Flying Spaghetti Monster!
@theJesus_freak_ you're voting for midterms, right?
Mao napod ni, pagkabolok.
Another reason to hate this dumb fuck. As a citizen of Kentucky I pray that the rest of the people in the state he…
yep not mental illness or GUNS, but video games.
Sure, blame kale too while you're at it
oh great i see we're doing this again 🤦‍♂️
I don't know man video games also exist in places like Japan and the last time they had a massive attack was in 201…
It's like we are back in the 2000s again
I'm done. Just finishing my program here and i'll be out
This guy @MattBevin is such a clown. Living in WV, I saw his ads to get elected and it was obvious then. Unfortunat…
Just know I didn't vote for this guy
look what you've done Bevin. you've got Kotaku involved now.
Nigga please. You know how mad I got at a game of Candy Crush??
Well that's something new
Ya tardaban.
This thread. Wew lad. So yeah, anyone wanna talk about how games make you sexist and how they perpetuate toxic mas…
LOL This guy! 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️
If more excuses for failing to do anything about gun control or white supremacist terrorism are needed, blame video…
How many times can people in the government blame any type of video for some mass problem before it actually become…
Of coooooooourse these people are at it... again!
#WhiteManLogic #whitemalead #whiteonwhitecrime #whiteculture #ParklandSchoolShooting
Os lobistas tem a mão tão fundo no cu dessa galera que conseguem usar a língua deles de joystick
Of course, blame it on video games, not on the easy access to guns. Do they know VG are played everywhere? So that…
GuNs aRe LeGaL aNd EaSy To oBtAiN, BuT ThOsE vIdEo gAmE tHiNgS aRe kILLiNg ThE kiDs !!! - Muricah
@GovMattBevin i played Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, Halo, and Battlefield all through High School. Not once have…
LOL kebanyakan makan fried chicken
Jesus titty-fuckin' Christ! 🙄
Here we go again...
here we go again
Research has debunked this. These idiots need staffers who do real research. I forgot, you get these jobs by nepoti…
Custa tanto admitirem que não querem saber de mental illness? Usarem jogos como desculpa? Really?
Kentucky Governor blames from shooting. Just GTA.
I he could be honest and mention his complete support for the NRA. Just so we could have a perspective of why he wo…
HERE IT IS BOYS AND GIRLS
That's because there's no video game lobby to pay them millions. Kentucky Governor Blames Violent Video Games For…
The fact this 'gaming' website isn't willing to stand up, and defend gaming against these type of attacks really sh…
Prohibirán los videojuegos antes que regular las armas
Mario Kart is to blame for Banana Peels being thrown out of cars.
After the “thoughts and prayers” and “guns don’t kill people, people kill people” political crap, now videogames ar…
The cycle continues.
Kentucky Governor Blames Violent Video Games For Shootings ? Tosh. No #videogames in the UK Japan & Australia?
this guy, in case you were wondering, speaks at nra events, is against nearly all forms of gun control, and once ad…
Oh hey, video games blamed for gun violence. I thought they had learnt their lesson, but someone seems to be slow o…
"Real guns aren't the problem, virtual ones are." Yeah but did you see him with a Duck Hunt zapper?
In related news, Montana governor blames teen masturbation on telegraph pornography. via @kotaku
Don't let these politicians make video games a scapegoat. It's absurd.
I've played violent games a large part of my life and when I was still in school, know what I've never done? Starte…
The republican slogan should be 'it's someone else's fault'
La misma pendejada de siempre
You're not even saying anything with this. If everyone on the planet is playing violent gam…
Kentucky Governor Blames Violent Video Games For Shootings
One of mine has played violent video games for over 20 years now. And he's never even raised a hand to another per…
@RageGoldenEagle More moralizing from the "freedom lovers"
They only care about freedom when it's something they like. Everything else is "degenerate" or "immoral"
"LEAVE MY FRIENDS AT THE NRA ALONE!"
Alternate headline: Kentucky Governor is a Fucking Idiot via @kotaku
.@MattBevin can fuck right off. The shooter 1. is not a child 2. is mentally ill 3. committed premeditated mass mur…
EEUU, ese país en el que hay gente que prohibiría antes los videojuegos que las armas *aplausos*
I'm so glad that in 2018, my research paper I did for my Composition class two semesters ago still rings true that…
Yup, it's totally video games and not extremely lax gun laws in Florida, you fucking waste of egg and sperm.
Kentucky Governor Blames Violent Video Games For Shootings [because of course he does — guns are never the problem…
“Guns are not the problem; we have a cultural problem in America” #irony
Yes, you have a gun culture. Most of your popular culture is about a guy with a gun. That may be the issue.…
Mannnn I was hoping we were past this bullshit
*internal screaming*
Jesus Christ, @MattBevin. Shut the fuck up.
Behold, stupidity!
@MattBevin let me know when you find a mass killing by someone with a video game as a weapon. #dumbass If you care…
Ah im sorry I thought it was 2018 not 2003.
I sometimes wonder why we allow fuckwits like @GovMattBevin to even weigh in on anything that requires a modicum of…
That didn't take long.
Kentucky's governor blames mental health, medications, and violent games for the epidemic of mass shootings because…
The 90s want their false justification back.
Kentucky Governor Blames Violent Video Games For Shootings: During an interview yesterday…
Kentucky Governor Blames Violent Video Games For Shootings
Boom, been waiting for it.
How many times do we have to say: 'It's not about the video games, it's about parenting and supervision?' Glad I go…
NOT. THIS. SHIT. AGAIN.
Nope. Try again. Maybe think about your ridiculous Wild West culture and ease of access to horrible weapons of deat…
If video games affected people’s behaviour everyone would jump up and down several times before opening doors.
"Moral compass" is a dog whistle for religion. Blaming games has been a tactic of the Church since the 80s. All we…
Avatar republicano, no falla.
Evidence Republicans are just as retarded as they think Democrats are.
Ah, yes, blaming video games. They've been doing that since Columbine. via @kotaku
mass shootings, executions, wars, have all existed way before video games have, excuse you
@Boogie2988 hey could you maybe talk about this in a vid
Apparently while the rest of us are in 2018, @GovMattBevin and the rest of Kentucky are still in 1992.…
Of course, when in doubt blame video games. 😒 Kentucky Governor Blames Violent Video Games For Shootings…
Kentucky Governor Blames Violent Video Games For Shootings
Kentucky Governor Blames Violent Video Games For Shootings
What's next from Republicans, Gingivitis?
Yesss.... Yesss... now tell Trump to go after video games. Mwhahahahahahahh! Kentucky Governor Blames Violent Vide…
Was wondering who the first idiot would be to start blaming video games. Thank you @GovMattBevin for being that pre…
Kentucky Governor Blames Violent Video Games For Shootings
Anything but guns
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Kentucky Governor Blames Violent Video Games For Shootings
Kentucky Governor blames violent video games for shootings
Pretty sure this governor is insane, I hope
OH BOY. THIS DUMB THNG AGAIN.
Kentucky Governor Blames Violent Video Games For Shootings - Kotaku
Kentucky Governor Blames Violent Video Games For Shootings #violentvideogames #massshootings #gunviolence #politics
Aaaaaand we're back at this point. This guy is a fucking idiot...
Si... no. Sólo hay un país en el mundo donde eso pasa
Kentucky Governor Blames Violent Video Games For Shootings: During an interview yesterday…
Now you listen here, you little shit.
Ugh. "Kentucky Governor Blames Violent Video Games For Shootings"
Kentucky Governor Blames Violent Video Games For Shootings
Kentucky Governor Blames Violent Video Games For Shootings Bullshit. Plenty of Aussies, Brits, Japanese & Canadian…
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Suck a donkey dick, homie.
Kentucky Governor Blames Violent Video Games For Shootings via @kotaku
On the contrary. Some days, it's the only thing that keeps me sane and keeps my temper under control so I can...
Kentucky Governor Blames Violent Video Games For Shootings. And yes when I played Donkey Kong as a kid I tried to l…
Here we go again.... Kentucky Governor Blames Violent Video Games For Shootings
Excuse me, governor. 1997 called and they want their lame ass deflective excuse back. 🙄
vote every one of these strawmanning sleazebags out
Kentucky Governor Blames Violent Video Games For Shootings
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Kentucky Governor Blames Violent Video Games For Shootings
Kentucky Governor Blames Violent Video Games For Shootings
Kentucky Governor Blames Violent Video Games For Shootings via @kotaku .....Fuck....you
@MattBevin is NOT THE SHARPEST TOOL IN THE SHED! No critical thinking skills. Rather #OBTUSE!!!
Here we go again, blame everything but the easy access to guns - Kentucky Governor Blames Violent Video Games For S…
Well that's a nice easy strawman for him to if ore the real problems with. "Kentucky Governor Blames Violent Video…
@F1sT wow
No, I didn't see the kid running around with boxed copies of Doom and GTA5, he used a gun:
Oh no Americans, guess we're gonna have to stop play our video games because now we're all…
Kentucky Governor Blames Violent Video Games For Shootings

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