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Bad for you.
That's from a very popular video game that kids love but might it turn them into killers whenever there is a mass shooting.
People say violent video games probably inspire him.
These are people who have been trained on video games than -- industry is just like the tobacco industry for years ago when they failed to see.
That there was a connection between smoking cigarettes and cancer.
That was senator Grassley from Iowa and he's right -- Franklin Graham son of Billy Graham he took over his father's ministry.
So why do you think he's right.
Well for the first of all John god.
God understands violence.
His son Jesus Christ was nailed.
To a tree.
For our sins and -- for our sins and god raised in the life god understands.
And we see violence all around us but -- -- and our country John and then the last 3040 years.
Violence has come into our homes in the form of entertainment.
And it is is it is you know when I was growing up it was.
Gun smoke a Marshal Dillon and the only pulled out his gun to to protect and to save life in the good guys always one.
But it's a far cry from the video games that we have today.
And what we see on television from from Hollywood every night the gun is glorified what what do you -- -- do you wanna ban -- Well you know -- would -- we have of course constitution and -- the we will be able to do that.
But we certainly can tax and John we we can tax violence and why don't we try that.
We we do that to cigarettes alcohol why not want -- tax violence and give the money to the people that are that are of the victims.
Now I know to.
That the head of the National Rifle Association degrees and your point he says that videogames business it's a core rocked industry it sells.
And it's those violence.
Against its own people.
Violent video games.
About killing people as a way to get your kicks.
Really the filthy -- form not repeat.
Filthy poor and -- -- violence c'mon he's right to defend gun rights but there's no good evidence that video games.
-- push back to both of you.
And -- John and I appreciate that listen I've had -- guns all my life my father gave me my first -- when I was nine years old.
Everyone I grew up with -- -- guns but within go around shooting people.
These young kids want to dress like factors -- in TV or what they see in these video games.
And the arm themselves with some of these rifles and guns and they go out.
And they commit these of these killings it is sickening it's it's a car -- entire nation has become a wall a wall well -- it's up for entertainment.
Like the Romans.
You talk about all this stuff coming into our homes in the past 3040 years and you're right there's much more violence -- and much more horrible.
But crime is down the youth offenses are down.
Maybe it's good for kids.
We don't know beyond.
I would say it's not good for anybody.
Two to watch murder please video games to me are our murder simulators as what they are and it's very dangerous John very dangerous.
They watched twice as many of these video games and the murder rate is is -- for -- you look at crime per 100000 people.
I tend firearm deaths in the United States less than one in Japan and so on.
There's just no evidence that part didn't playing in the games causes people to run around and shoot people.
John understand what you're saying.
And I agree with you.
That we do need evidence okay we need to have a national study of this.
-- have but yet we don't we don't really have one under -- at this time as far as I know that the president and congress need to get behind.
And trying to find a way to the curb violence.
It's an epidemic in our country and and how do we stop this we need God's help John we really do.
In the 1950s.
The villain was the comic book the senate claimed comics were causing too little long juvenile delinquency.
And a one hearing so called forensic scientists said one comment promotes sadistic fantasies to kids.
That comic was -- It I don't know and then maybe may be those comic books and they did have negative impact I really don't know but we don't know unless we have a study doing.
And and our government has not focused and all that I can't imagine what more study we -- have -- from the other than the fact that the games are more popular and crime is down but.
Thank you Franklin Graham when we return we moved from violence soon.
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