Report: Adam Lanza Played Thousands of Dollars Worth of Violent Video Games
Is there a link between the violence in our society and the violence our children see in the entertainment industry, including video games, television, and movies? That’s going to be a tough one to determine under any circumstances. Either way, check out this new report about Newtown shooter Adam Lanza:
In some quarters, Nancy Lanza, 52 at the time of her death, is viewed as a villain, a gun-obsessed mother who allowed her disturbed son access to firearms and let him fester in the basement playing violent video games while she traveled and enjoyed nightlife. [...]
During a search of the Lanza home after the deadly school shootings, police found thousands of dollars worth of graphically violent video games.
And detectives working the scene of the massacre are exploring whether Adam Lanza might have been emulating the shooting range or a video-game scenario as he moved from room to room at Sandy Hook, spewing bullets, law enforcement sources have told The Courant.
There are a couple of things to note here: 1) Nancy Lanza was not tending to her son as she was enjoying the ‘nightlife,’ and 2) Adam Lanza had
hundreds thousands of dollars worth of graphically violent video games. I’m no psychologist or psychiatrist, but when a mother is out enjoying the nightlife instead of caring for her child that is playing that many video games, a negative end result is not terribly surprising.
Oh yeah, there is one more thing to note: Why are we hearing about this report just now?