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Sen. Lieberman: Adam Lanza had ‘hypnotic’ involvement with violent video games

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Politics,Beltway Confidential,Charlie Spiering

Sen. Joe Lieberman I-Conn. this morning addressed the tragic shooting in Connecticut, pointing out that violent video games lead some people to become killers.

“Very often these young men have an almost hypnotic involvement in some form of violence in our entertainment culture – particularly violent video games,” Lieberman said, about people involved in mass shootings. “And then they obtain guns and become not just troubled young men but mass murderers.”

Liberman added that he heard “rumors” that Adam Lanza fell into this category.

Liberman reminded his colleagues that not everyone who played violent video games were killers, but noted that studies showed that young people involved in violent entertainment were “more aggressive.”

Thank God, not all of them become murderers,” Lieberman stated. “But some of them do and we have to ask why.”

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