A recent study found that the more someone plays violent video games, the more aggressive he is likely to become in real life. That study, released prior to its publication next month in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology seems to report the obvious, but it needs to be said. The mass murderer at the Newtown elementary school, Adam Lanza, had an existence that “largely involved playing violent computer video games,” as reported by the Telegraph in England. That British newspaper reported that Lanza had “spent hours playing violent video games such as "Call Of Duty" in a windowless bunker.” The liberal media in the United States were slow to publicize his video game occupation, but finally Connecticut authorities confirmed that Lanza had been playing “graphically violent” video games. While growing up, one of his favorite games was the violent game called Dynasty Warriors. It is common for law enforcement to fail to disclose to the public the extent to which a mass murderer had been playing violent video games, as well as what psychiatric or illegal drugs he may have been using. It was a plumber who worked in Adam Lanza's house who told what he had witnessed to a British newspaper. The U.S. media have also been ignoring other facts about the 20-year-old Lanza such as his mental diagnosis, medication, and the fact that he didn’t have his father in the home because he had been divested of his father’s authority by a family court.
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