Re The Violence problem/virtual gun law

Brian D Williams (
Tue, 23 Dec 1997 13:00:02 -0800 (PST)

From: (David A Musick) writes:

>I believe violence is a learned behavior and the idea that
>violence is a good solution is a common and powerful meme. What
>we need are some very good counter-memes. People need to realize
>that violence is not a good long-term solution. And they need to
>teach their children that, and to teach them much more effective
>ways of getting what they want, so that violence will seem like a
>ridiculous alternative.

I couldn't agree more.

I tried for a number of years to interest the NRA/ILA to propose a
simple law based on this fact.

I proposed that the law ban the depiction of guns, or there use, on
TV and in the movies.

Just imagine, no more cop shows, no more bang-bang shoot'em ups.

The average kid would grow up without seeing the hundreds, (or is
it thousands) of murders they now see by age 5.

We ban gun advertising, why not the often illegal portrayal of
there use?

A "virtual" gun law?