Lawsuit Claims Kid Never Would Have Killed Abusive Father Without Playing GTA

from the that-might-take-some-proof dept

rijit writes in to tell us about the latest lawsuit filed by anti-video game lawyer Jack Thompson. This one is similar to other lawsuits, suing the various companies involved in the game, blaming them for a murder, just because a kid who killed his family happened to play Grand Theft Auto. The lawsuit actually claims that this kid never would have shot his father, step mother and step sister if not for the game: "But for Posey's use of these products ... he would not have killed." It would seem like that's a pretty difficult point to prove, especially given that the boy's lawyers claim that his father abused him for years. What this all about, however, is again taking responsibility off of the actual killer. It is obviously disturbing that he went out and shot three family members, and it is worth exploring the reasons why. However, to place the blame entirely on a video game is letting the kid escape responsibility for his actions and would be a horribly perverse response to horrible situation.

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    Anonymous Coward, 26 Sep 2006 @ 4:34pm

    Re: Re: I think it's easier to prove ...

    I don't own a gun and don't intend to in the future but this one I've got to poop on.

    You're belif that we don't need the "right to bear arms" is exactly what will destroy the U.S. What in God's name leads you to believe that we became one of the world's most powerful nations and have freedoms most civilizations dream about without that right? I bet you use the argument that if we don't have anything to hide we shouldn't care if we're spyed on by the government don't you?

    Our free U.S.A. was born from armed violence. The only way we're going to keep it free forever is if the citizens of this country keep the government in check. Anyone American who thinks we can't become a third-world dictatorship is a brainwashed moron and shouldn't be given sharp objects (or should be given sharp objects [natural selection]).

    You're perspective is not only ignorant, it's dangerous to our way of life. Read a book. Stop watching Fox News and wake up.

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