Do you think the Sandy Hook shooter was motivated to by first person shooter video games?
An interesting read:
The army uses halo to better their soldiers. Columbine shooters were not stupid in their tactics, in fact they were much better than average. I've read that they wouldn't have been as proficient. Sandy hook: 26 dead all with 3-11 shots and within 5 minutes. Columbine kids played cs i believe.
Motivated: i dont think so
Made more lethal via video game playing: yes
I don't believe playing the game made him more lethal. He played call of duty, how is that ANYTHING like real life?
First person shooter games have shown to make people better at tracking targets.
Only problem is that he didn't need to track any targets. He was in a class room with kindergarteners. Most people can hit a non moving object from execution style ranges just fine.
Its a simulation. How is it not like the real life aspect of when you look down the scope and run after people. It desensitizes you to some stresses, makes you conditioned to turn corners and scan properly...
Call of duty is not a simulation in any form. It is a fast paced action shooter, made for pure entertainment, real life is nothing like that. If you have heard of it, arma 2 and arma 3 are simulation games. They are much more like what happens in real life.
The kid was also autistic. Imagine an autistic kid just doing that. I dont think it would be possible. I think he'd flip out and break down. Too bad they dont release footage or at least have examiners looking at it. These kinds of actions, need to be stopped. They are so unprecedented.
It simulates you looking down a scope and shooting others.
I have a highly autistic cousin who plays call of duty regularly. He isn't going to kill anyone, he couldn't hurt a fly.
I dont want to offend your family, so sorry if this is offensive. Do you think that while holding a gun and shooting someone and seeing them hit he might just associate the situation to cod and think "good, thats points" vs "shit thats a life..."
Plenty of other examples where he would dissociate from situation and start associating to cod.