Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, a retired soldier and videogame hater, has suggested once again that violent videogames and television are the reason the country is falling apart. The good news is that he has a solution: a mandatory 10-day "detox" period by students. He encourages schools to impose this policy as part of the general education process.
Part of his presentation involved an "FBI consultant's study of 19 juvenile mass murderers that found violent video games were the only thing the teens had in common." Obviously, this is not correct. You and I can sit here and name things they have in common all day, and we don't even know the people in question. To me, this negates the premise, and therefore the response.
Also, what is with this detox thing? Does anyone really think that after a 10-day media blackout that your life will be changed forever? Or is the idea to show people that being secluded from the world is the right way to live your life? Either way, it's a pretty view of the world.
Anyone want to try this out and tell us how much better your life is afterwards?