It’s About White Supremacists, Not Video Games

Last week, there were two mass shootings within a dozen hours of each other. I’m sure you’ve heard about them. As usual, both sides are coming out with their own opinions as to what was the cause of these violent acts. Was it the access to guns? Mental health issues? President Trump’s reckless rhetoric? The wild frontier of the internet? It was many of these things. The two things that it was not: mental health and video games. It’s about white supremacists, not video games.

While the left is dominating the news by saying we should have background checks for people with mental issues, which President Trump overturned in 2017, there is no evidence that these background checks would’ve stopped them. At the same time, you have the right claiming that it wasn’t the guns. It was internet, violent video games, movies, or the fact that prayer is not allowed in schools.

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Many television pundits cite that if we locked every school, church, mall, or movie theater with armed guards, we can squash these shootings. However, that is naive considering the facts. In Ohio, the gunman that had high-capacity rounds was taken down within thirty seconds of opening fire, but he still managed to kill nine people. In Gilroy, within a minute of the gunman’s shooting spree, he was taken down but still managed to kill several people, including a six-year-old child.

It’s about white supremacists.

Instead of going for the root of the issue, which isn’t mental health or more guns, both sides are going for their basic talking points. That is the sad truth. These shootings have become so commonplace that we have standard talking points. The left wants to increase background checks and make it a bit harder for anyone to get guns.

The right’s standard rebuttal is that it would hamper law-abiding citizens access to guns. How so? If you are a law-abiding citizen, then you will not have to do anything special. Yes, you may have to wait a bit longer for your firearm. Which was designed to stymie the workplace shooting events. You know the ones where people get pissed at work, go and buy a gun, then the next day come back to work and shoot people. The truth is that the National Rifle Association wants to keep their revenue streams open to anyone, including people that shouldn’t have guns.

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The right jumps on the “thoughts and prayers” bandwagon, as well as looking “back into mental health” issues. As if being a member of a white supremacist group is about mental health. It isn’t. It is a lifestyle. Remember, this is the same group that thinks being homosexual is a choice. They even went back to one of their old talking points: violent video games.

It’s about white supremacists.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy went on Fox News and claimed that you don’t see these kinds of things happen in Japan. He claims that it is because they don’t play violent video games. Obviously, he doesn’t have anyone who plays games on his staff, otherwise he would know that Japan has an extensive gaming culture. You, also, know why they don’t have these kinds of mass shootings? They have gun control laws.

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We have heard these accusations before. It was comic books. Rock music. Movies, Television. Marilyn Manson. Metal. The internet. Video games. Everyone knows what the problem is, but no one wants to go after the actual issue. It isn’t mental health, even though we do have an issue. It isn’t violent video games. And it isn’t solely the internet’s creation. Although, we should take a look at Pornhub, because sometimes…

It’s about white supremacists.

When the KKK ran the south, no one said these guys have mental issues. “It was the way they were raised,” was the biggest cop out I heard. It was as if that made it okay. When they would lynch black people, no one said it was because they weren’t right in the head. When they burned crosses on the front lawns of black families, no one said that if they just had help, things would be different. No, they are a bad group of people and they need to be held responsible for their crimes.

While the right and President Trump want to lay blame at ANTIFA, citing them as a terrorist organization, but there have been no deaths related to ANTIFA. Yet, how many people have been killed by mass gunmen with a white supremacist agenda? Many. Ten years ago, we were worried about some Muslim radicalized terrorist coming into our country and committing heinous acts of violence. Some have. Yet, in recent years, they don’t have to do anything. The angry, young white men are doing the job for them.

It’s about white supremacists.

Next time you listen to the media, the left says that tighter common-sense gun control laws and extensive background checks will solve our problems, it won’t. It will help. Ever since the expiration of the assault rifle ban in 2004, mass shootings have gone up. During the ban, we only had one, which was legally obtained by their parents. No one is about taking all your weapons. Yet, when someone mentions tighter regulations, the right shouts “they’re coming for your guns” or “you can pry it out of my cold, dead hand.”

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When the right claims they need to work on mental health issues, you know they are lying. They are fighting to repeal Obamacare (The Affordable Care Act) and offer no replacement. Assisting the medical industry in driving up revenue and prices so no one in the “greatest country in the world” can afford healthcare. It’s not the video games or the internet.

Politicians like to play politics. Primarily, because they have an election coming up in a year. Yet, you hear that they can never figure out why these things happen. They happen because people with a terrorist motive to spark fear in minorities to “take their country back”. The right is fine with locking everything else down, except easy access to weapons. For all the reasons they spout off, it could be all of those and none of them. But, one thing is evident, and they will need to contend with, it’s about white supremacist, not video games.

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