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Adam Lanza "played 'Call of Duty' in windowless bunker for hours"

Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza spent hours in his dark basement quarters playing Call of Duty and other violent video games that feature weapons like the ones he used in the Newtown, Connecticut, massacre.

This is according plumber Peter Wlasuk, who spoke to the Sun about his visits to the posh Newtown home Adam shared with his mom, Nancy, and sometimes his older brother, Ryan.

Wlasuk said Ryan occupied the basement before moving out, when Adam took over the military-themed lair:

"The boys were fans of the military. They had posters all over the wall in the basement. They had one poster of every piece of military equipment the US ever made. It was a huge poster with every tank every made. The kids could tell you about guns they had never seen from the 40s, 50s and 60s. The kids who play these games know all about them. I’m not blaming the games for what happened. But they see a picture of a historical gun and say ‘I’ve used that on Call Of Duty’."

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LMAO

One of the comments...

'Played a lot of pacman, never once tried to gobble anyone up.'

donvino

It's not the guns and it's not the video games

It's probably not even the meds he was on if he was on any. The kid was an evil fucking asshole. Evil assholes exist. That's why we all need to be FREE in order to oppose them. That means we need to be allowed to own whatever weapons we want, play whatever games we want, put whatever we want into our own bodies as long as we're willing to accept the consequences of our actions, etc.

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+1 DITTO

+1 DITTO

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Over 30 million copies sold...

Assuming that there is at least 1 person to play each copy sold, that's 30 million people being turned into nutjobs. Since there aren't that many people turning into psycho killers, the evidence seems to support the claim that there is no link between these games and real life mass murders.

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and who knows how playing this guy in the clip...

...might cause someone to _______

Certain people aren't mature enough to play video games; and FREEDOM means it's still at our discretion....the government shouldn't hypocritically take that away....they're NO moral example whatsoever!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PoKIyyPQ1k&feature=youtube_g...

Cyril's picture

+1. Some people aren't mature enough...

Some people aren't mature enough... to take care of A PET.

Blame pets ? Or owning pets ? (Correct answer...) NEITHER.

Some people aren't mature enough... to drive A MUSCLE CAR.

Blame owning muscle cars ? Or muscle cars manufacturers ? NEITHER.

Some people aren't mature enough... to inherit a business and keep it profitable.

Blame inheritance ? Or private/family businesses ? NEITHER.

Some people aren't mature enough... to have more than one debit or credit card, with more than that much money on it.

Blame credit or debit cards ? Or their own money ? NEITHER.

Some people aren't mature enough... to VOTE.

Blame their voice representation ? Or the Republic ? NEITHER.

Some people aren't mature enough... to have AND RAISE KIDS.

Blame kids ? Or parenthood ? NEITHER.

...

etc, etc.

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Some people aren't mature enough... to RESPONSIBLY USE guns.

Blame owning guns ? Or the right to self defense against ANY** aggressor ? NEITHER.

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As simple as that.

P.S.
** Government INCLUDED

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

In Call of Duty

you don't murder children.

In general you are trying to stop terrorists in some fictional scenario. No cold blooded killing - you have a sense of duty as a soldier to serve and protect. In fact, you are penalized for killing civilians and for friendly fire.

Now, if he was playeing endless hours of Grand Theft Auto...

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

modern warfare 3

you play cia operative participating in false flag massacre at russian airport.

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

Beware of Buzz words

Words like referring to their home as a compound, the mother as a prepper, bunker, hoarding...

The MSM loves to play with your heads.

Remind me never to call a

Remind me never to call a plumber if they are that into what my family is doing and why is no one questioning that this information came from the plumber. just weird

"and the truth shall make you free"
John 8:32

Call of Duty is a really cool game.

But it is nothing like handling the real thing.

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Please...

Battlefield 3 is where it's at ;) they'll be repealing the first after the second. On second thought, from my cold dead hands!

In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.

I love the game..

havent gotten to play the new one yet.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

Gun Safe

Seems to me the missing element...no one's talking about is
If this lady was so intelligent and she knew she had a mentally ill son...then, Why in the world did she not have enough sense to lock those "real" guns in a safe where this psycho could not get a hold of them.
A simple combination Gun Safe used properly would have prevented this entire tragedy...So sad to know this if you have lost a loved one in this situation.
People, if mental illness is strong in your family, please put those guns in a safe...and save us all a lot of grief.

Even if mental illness isnt strong

If you can afford the guns - you can afford the safe. Everyone with more than a home defense shotgun or one pistol should have a safe.
Period.

Yes,

And Marilyn Manson and Eminem caused columbine, too, right?

"Believe half of what you see, and none of what you hear." - Benjamin Franklin

Color me surprised. This

Color me surprised. This describes 90% of teenage boys. Usually, theyre also doing something else with another "joy" stick for days on end. Whats next? A teenage girl creates a roomer marathon around school which spreads vicious lies causing the victim to kill herself?

Strange

I've seen houses w/o a basement, basements w/o a house, but never a basement without a window.
Esp. in a modern style house. Or was this a real military style bunker there claiming to have made?

Take it from me, a life-long gamer and nerd

You can't extrapolate skills from a game and use them in real life. Holding/aiming/shooting any weapon in real life is in stark contrast to shooting a gun in a game.

And then consider that the kid was supposedly mentally handicapped. My father is average in the intellectual department and he has a stockpile of guns/ammunition, but I will take him out all day long in Black Ops 2. The media keeps coming up with these absurd explanations for how this event occurred, but to me, none of it adds up.

playing the game will not

playing the game will not help you aim a real gun but it will make the decision to blow people's brains out seem routine if you have done it 10,000 times before while playing a realistic game. Remember people with even mild mental disorders have trouble distinguishing between reality and fantasy sometimes.These games are a really bad idea.

What?

So I can't play black ops because 1 in several thousand people have severe mental issues? How about severely handicapped people who can't drive cars? Should I not be able to drive because 1 in several thousand people have a sever handicap which prevents them from driving?

Free market capitalism isn't right for America because it works better. It's right because it's free (and it works better).

I did not propose a

I did not propose a government ban on video games, I just stated my opinion. I think smoking tobacco is a bad idea too but I don't want to ban it. I am entitled to my opinion.

You know what they say about

You know what they say about opinions...

What you stated was not an opinion, you stated a fact. A false fact. You said it makes it easier to blow someone's brains out if they've done it 10,000 times before on a video game. I seriously doubt you have any credible evidence to support that claim. Now, while the average DPer has enough intelligence to realize that you are just talking out of your posterior, we are also dealing with a never-ending line of complete idiots who take everything that even remotely resembles a statement of fact as being the unmistakable truth. So, please, quit trying to pass off statements of opinion as statements of fact.

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Freedom

Do you believe people have the freedom to do what they choose?

Violent video games aren't even the underlying cause. That argument is like saying, "Well, if we banned guns there'd be no more murders." - Disregarding the fact that murder will occur whether a gun is available or not.

So, just like guns aren't the problem, video games aren't the problem.

In most cases you'd blame the individual responsible because in a free society you have to own up to your mistakes, but when you're dealing with a person who has a mental disability I'd blame the parents, guardians, or any other people involved in the care and welfare of someone who is mentally disabled.

Incomplete

"Do you believe people have the freedom to do what they choose?"

No, because covetous people CHOOSE to take another persons liberty when it serves their self interest. I believe we have a right to our liberty, and in a world filled with covetous people, you'll never get liberty without serving justice against those who "think they have the freedom to do what they choose".

You won't be free until you have your liberty, and you won't have your liberty without serving justice, and justice come from defending peoples liberty with force.

Covetous people are the problem.

You misinterpreted me

You're thinking of anarchy. I'm thinking of freedom as libertarians define it. Which is the freedom to do as you wish as long as you don't harm or defame anyone.

Again, I'll say: video games are not the underlying cause.

And you're wrong about this problem only involving covetous people. This kid was mentally ill, he didn't have the moral compass people like you and I have.

I do believe that people

I do believe that people should have the freedom to do what they want but we all know that some people will decide to do unwise things. We may have different opinions on the worth of these games but I did not make any statement that proposed to limit your right to play the game.Just ask yourself what is the best thing that could happen and what is the worst thing that could happen and then make your own decision.

News flash amc1953... most of

News flash amc1953... most of the liberty movement is made up of people who have spent hours blasting nazi-zombies on games like Call of Duty. Most of the liberty movement is 35 and under, and the reason we don't watch TV is because its so insanley boring once you learn to play vids like Call of Duty. So instead, we turn off the dumbass TV because its lame, and turn on games and the internet. Then some of us stumble upon videos talking about the Federal Reserve and follow the path to Ron Paul and wake up.

You owe the Liberty Movement to Call of Duty and the video game culture that has disrupted and destroyed the corporate media's stranglehold on a generation.

If you want a culprit for these mass shootings, look no further than the psychotropic drugs that every one of these guys is on. Notice that the bottles list "suicidal and homicidle tendecys" as possible side effects.

Consider the amount of lythium, sodium flouride and mercury being injected onto young human brains from the moment they are born via vaccines and then anti-depressents.

We are being made insane by the chemical cocktails our governments via big pharma are poisoning us with. THen they wave the corpses around to push their anti-gun collectivist power-grab at our 2nd amendment.

I think we owe the liberty

I think we owe the liberty movement to Ron Paul. I will have to admit that anything that keeps young people from watching the mind control box can't be all bad.