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Wow, just wow.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ObsidianOne, Mar 21, 2011.

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  1. ObsidianOne

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    I can't help but to think that video games are bringing some negative attention to our beloved hobby.
    I personally love video games (especially violent ones :D) but I'm concerned for the average joe that just wants a gun because he used one in a video game.
     
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  2. Larry Ashcraft

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    Looked like it might have some merit. Too bad they had to ruin it with the locker room language.

    Not THR material. Closed.
     
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    While that was painful and annoying to watch (and, honestly I really couldn't get all the way through it for the sort of "Pro Wrestling Fan" vibe the two "reviewers" give off), I have to admit, their safety talk was much better than expected. (Not great, but present, and that's better than hoped for.)

    Honestly, as we've said many times before, video games and movies ARE bringing some shooters into our community. There are disturbing elements to that -- violence junkies are not welcome -- but it appears that the vast majority of the young guys who do make the leap from movies/video games/airsoft to real firearms end up as responsible and safe gun owners.

    Heck, I'm sure when Ed McGivern, Bill Jordan, Jelly Brice and the like were pioneering in the science of practical shooting, they occasionally decried the unsafe and unrealistic gun-handling all the kids were emulating coming off the Silver Screen. 'Course it was Roy Rogers, Tom Mix, Hopalong Cassidy, and the Lone Ranger who were spawning legions of silver-spurred fanboys. And now it's the tactical crowd.

    Life goes on.
     
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