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Playing With Firearms

What Parents Need to Know About Guns in Video Games

Author: Jim Kessler
In The Culture Program


Playing With Firearms examines the portrayal of guns in video games and the potentially dangerous lessons being learned by the children who view them. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS REPORT WAS RELEASED IN DECEMBER 2001 AND HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED SINCE.


Playing With Firearms examines the portrayal of guns in video games and offers parents a disturbing view into the dangerous lessons their children are being taught by games that are available on store shelves throughout the United States.

The report lists an array of easily available video games that provide appalling portrayals of guns being used in an irresponsible manner and without any consequence. It provides details on ten popular games that involve realistically rendered guns and the shooting, killing and maiming of people.

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