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A tragic shooting last week in Slaughter, Louisiana, left an 87-year-old woman dead. Her killer: an 8-year-old boy.
The young suspect will not face criminal charges for what police now believe was an intentional shooting of his elderly caregiver, committed just minutes after he played a violent video game. The incident reignited two already heated debates:  one on the influence of violence in the media, and the other on the need for tighter gun control measures. 
(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

A tragic shooting last week in Slaughter, Louisiana, left an 87-year-old woman dead. Her killer: an 8-year-old boy.

The young suspect will not face criminal charges for what police now believe was an intentional shooting of his elderly caregiver, committed just minutes after he played a violent video game. The incident reignited two already heated debates:  one on the influence of violence in the media, and the other on the need for tighter gun control measures. 

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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  4. thatoneguyeverybodyknows reblogged this from msnbc and added:
    Two questions: how did the kid get the gun and why was he playing a violent video game? Was it because the...
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  6. rylon reblogged this from badfirstimpression and added:
    But why can an eightyearold so easily get his hands on a freaking gun? What the crap is wrong with your country! ¬____¬
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  8. friendlyatheist said: WHY is an 8 yo kid playing a mature game? Parents won’t have him watch porn, right? The why violent games? Such movies and games are for adults.
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  10. attheedgeofspace reblogged this from msnbc and added:
    Better high-tail it out of anywhere named SLAUGTHER! Geeze
  11. dillydallyshilly reblogged this from msnbc and added:
    Why highlight the fact that he was playing a video game? Video games are marketed globally, and the US doesn’t come...
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  14. mollyannice reblogged this from badfirstimpression and added:
    The reason kids get a hold of these games is because some people think that ALL games, toys, comics, cartoons, etc are...
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  17. badfirstimpression reblogged this from newsandcoffee and added:
    Why not ask the parents why their child was playing a game like Grand Theft Auto IV when he most likely cannot tell the...
  18. newsandcoffee reblogged this from msnbc and added:
    Sad reality in our society. Today’s video games and movies are creating more cold-blooded killers and psychopaths than...
  19. holysweetgoddamn reblogged this from msnbc and added:
    The third debate should be about naming cities things like “Slaughter.” But yeah, this is all kinds of messed up.
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