Friday, September 14th 2007

Parent Group Upset Over Wii Gun Controller

Some games for the Wii may not be so family-friendly after all: they require a gun-shaped controller to be played. This is getting parent groups extremely upset. Parent groups claim that this is a "bone-headed idea". Some extremists claim that the Wii gun controller will train kids to aim and shoot, which, according to them, will make them become killers and psychopaths. One "very concerned grandparent" even went as far to proclaim that an application to the NRA should be included with every gun-shaped controller.

A quick glance at the controller, which you can buy here, hardly makes it seem all that bad.


Source: The Inquirer
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96 Comments on Parent Group Upset Over Wii Gun Controller

#1
Nemesis881
Someone should send a link of this thread to the parent groups. :laugh:

:nutkick: <---take that you f$%#ing ignorant group members!
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#2
p_o_s_pc
F@H&WCG addict
the only thing i have to say is.......................................................................................................................................................................................................









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#3
Chewy
^^lol.

I been playing with toy guns since I was a little kid! and I wouldnt hurt a flee.. ok maybe a flee but I turned out fine lol cowboys and indians mofos.. Im sure most of theses parents played with toy guns when they were growing up too this is just retarded and bringing attention to the wrong places.
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#4
Chewy
by: zekrahminator
Why, that looks a lot more like a gun than this thing does, and I don't remember any "zapper" controversy...
yeah I remember parents loved having thier kids play with that toy lol.. duck hunt! it made us kids happy and even some parents enjoyed playing.
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#5
strick94u
by: Sasqui
Fucking idiots. If they taught thier kids how to respect and use a firearm correctly, perhaps the world would be a safer place. I was on a shooting range firing a .22 rifle at the age of 8. Hunting squirrels with a shotgun at 10.
I use a 30.06 to hunt squirrels. And that controller don't look like a gun it looks like a controller.
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#6
JacKz5o
Parent(s) or Jack Thompson?
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#7
ghost101
Now all we need is for bioshock to be released on the wii. Then we can shoot little girls. Mwahahaha.
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#8
zekrahminator
McLovin
:roll: "I'm not a psychopath mommy, this girl's got a slug in her I can only get out with a 12-gauge" :p.
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#9
effmaster
[quote="KennyT772, post: 459533"]duckhunt came with the first nes i played, purchased in '88 for my older brother.

when i was 5 my grandpa gave me a piece of wood shaped like a gun sights and all. he told me if i can show him i know how to handle it as if it was a weapon he would get me a red ryder bbgun. at first i did what any 5 year old would do, let it lay around, fall over, whatever. once i was set strait (with the crack of a belt....) i started to learn how to properly handle a firearm. this was all done with a simple peice of wood. about 2 mo after my birthday i got that bbgun, then when i was 8 he bought me a 20ga shotgun that i still use to this day.

that right there is what america needs, not legislation, not parent groups, but some balls and a thick belt.[QUOTE]

So true in so may ways :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
btw i added that bold part of your post to my sig though i dont think i have it right:ohwell::ohwell:

However instead of a belt my paRENTS KNEW OF A MORE GRUELLING PUNISHMENT FOR ME:laugh::laugh::laugh:

When i was suspended from school for acting out once my parents made me wear shorts and then get on my knees in a corner of our house for an hour with my hands not being able to touch the floor all while there being rice under my knees:nutkick::nutkick::nutkick:
That will get you to never act out ever again.

Also yeah I think everyones forgotten that parents buy their children WATEGUNS all the fricken time and guess what they are pretty good shots too lol so guess what parents your toy waterguns for your kids already turned them into watergun serial killers:D:D:D
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#10
aximbigfan
fucking hippie gun control advocate shits.

i HATE gun control laws, and anyone stupid enough to think its a good idea.

i especially hate "gun free zones," or in other words "no-ones armed here! common over and kill some helpless people, than take their fucking wallets".

chris
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#11

gun control laws are actually a good thing. without them, anyone could get a firearm, including criminals with a histroy of violence. they will probably just get a weapon from someone else through theft, or buying one illegaly, but they still need to figure out where to find the people who do have the guns, and that's why these laws work. even without them, more criminals than civilians would carry weapons.
#12
Steevo
Louis Lamour wrote that if you made possesing a gun illegal, only those withno regard for the law woudl posses one. That is true. To legally buy a gun you have to follow lots of rules and regulations, but for someone rellay pissed off, go steal, or buy one illegally, it is easy.
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#13
aximbigfan
by: bassmasta
gun control laws are actually a good thing. without them, anyone could get a firearm, including criminals with a histroy of violence. they will probably just get a weapon from someone else through theft, or buying one illegaly, but they still need to figure out where to find the people who do have the guns, and that's why these laws work. even without them, more criminals than civilians would carry weapons.
BULLSHIT!

criminals are always going to find weapons, period. with gun control laws, civilians cant protect them selfs, they would be easy targets to a potental criminal. without gun control laws, peopel can protect themselfs, and besides, dont you think that it would deter a crminal knowing that there is a good chance that their victim could be packign heat?

chris
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#14
Polaris573
Senior Moderator
by: bassmasta
simple: if you get pregnant, you must start paying for the classes. if you can't afford, go on a payment plan, like $50 a month or something. if you refuse to pay, get an abortion or move to ethiopia. the kids there will have no problem showing your children proper weapon safety.
Whoa am I confused or are you advocating American death squads that go around aborting babies because their parents refuse to pay for classes?

I doubt you are, but I do hate this recent trend of attempting to legislate morality. Someone doing something you don't like? Well then make a law that makes it illegal!
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#15
Wile E
Power User
by: aximbigfan
BULLSHIT!

criminals are always going to find weapons, period. with gun control laws, civilians cant protect them selfs, they would be easy targets to a potental criminal. without gun control laws, peopel can protect themselfs, and besides, dont you think that it would deter a crminal knowing that there is a good chance that their victim could be packign heat?

chris
Agreed. I can travel 5min from my house in any direction, and buy an illegal firearm.
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#16
ex_reven
by: Wile E
Agreed. I can travel 5min from my house in any direction, and buy an illegal firearm.
I wish I could do that :(
The laws here and my current exam period makes it impossible to fulfill "firearms regulatory criteria" such as making regular matches at the government approved pistol club of my choice.
Its pretty much impossible for me to buy/store/transport my own firearm and even if I did have one Im limited with what I can do with it...everything costs money...
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by: aximbigfan
BULLSHIT!

criminals are always going to find weapons, period. with gun control laws, civilians cant protect them selfs, they would be easy targets to a potental criminal. without gun control laws, peopel can protect themselfs, and besides, dont you think that it would deter a crminal knowing that there is a good chance that their victim could be packign heat?

chris
i have a test for you sir. first, let's collect some information.
1. do you live in the southern states, or a near major city such as brooklyn or new york?
2. do you have a criminal record?
3. do you or do you know people who carry/own weapons?

if you answered yes to any of these, you cannot do this test. what is the test? it's simple.

find a firearm in under five days. go on, do it. i don't really care whether or not you can actually do this as we are on the internet and you can't prove it. but consider that MOST criminals are fairly un-educated and have a hard time problem-solving, and as such will have more of a problem with this than you will. oh, btw, the weapon you find can't be legal. any idiot can order one off the internet, so that doesn't count either.
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Wile E
Power User
by: bassmasta
i have a test for you sir. first, let's collect some information.
1. do you live in the southern states, or a near major city such as brooklyn or new york?
2. do you have a criminal record?
3. do you or do you know people who carry/own weapons?

if you answered yes to any of these, you cannot do this test. what is the test? it's simple.

find a firearm in under five days. go on, do it. i don't really care whether or not you can actually do this as we are on the internet and you can't prove it. but consider that MOST criminals are fairly un-educated and have a hard time problem-solving, and as such will have more of a problem with this than you will. oh, btw, the weapon you find can't be legal. any idiot can order one off the internet, so that doesn't count either.
I can answer no to the first 2, but have to answer yes to the third. Without going to any of my friends, I can still obtain an illegal firearm quite easily. I don't know where you're trying to go with this, TBH. Around here, If you can drive to a ghetto, you can get a gun, PERIOD.
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#19
SpoonMuffin
by: GSG-9
Duckhunt=Nes=90s

regardless of facts though, if parents like this try to do anything, there will be an overwhelming number of people that will crush anything they say and send any attempt to stop the controller right into the ground, its been almost 20 yeas since we started having gun shaped controllers, there not going away, first person shooters are not going away, psychopaths are not going away either, but a gun shaped controller IS to enhance the realism of the game, Period.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck_Hunt

research b4 you post something as fact, duckhunt was made in 1984

i think you just got pwned by facts, you can appologize to the person you effectivly called a lier now :)

not trying to be a dick but facts are facts and that fact took me all of 10seconds to google.


as to this, these people need to get lives.

as to you dirty forginers who think guns kill people, use some logic, if the guns just sitting there loaded or not its not gonna kill anybody, it requiers a person to use the gun for it for somebody to die, now take the next logical step, a guns a tool that can kill people, so any tool that can kill people must be evil, hammers, screwdrivers, icepicks, pencils, boxcutters,books(u can bludgon somebody to death with one afterall).

now since its clearly not the hammer that killed somebody(unless your logic ciruts are burnt out) the same is true for the gun, its just an inanamit object, sure its made for killing, ok thats not alwase true, i had a .22 target rifle and a .22 target pistol, sure they could be used for killing, but their real perpous was for target shooting not hunting, and as with anything if used improperly it can have very bad results, hell somebody neer here a few months back died after inhailing that nickalodian goop stuff(has a texture like mercury) when he was high, got in his lungs and he drowned in it, no joke, i am suprised it wasnt on the nightly news(cant find it on google but i was at the hosp when they brought him in(dead by the time they got him there) what a way to die, get high and inhail stuff made to be a kids toy(hell the stuff is fun for all ages!!!!!)

hell years back when i was in highschool some MORON tryed to use scotchguard to huff and he died because it sealed his lungs.......next you people will say that should be taken off the market because "it killed him" when in reality it was stupidity that killed him.

blah, well i live here, and sure some places in the states gun violance is common, but in reality thats only in limmited areas, most people dont have to worrie about somebody shooting them in their day to day lives, and those people who shoot and kill others would knife them or bludgon them to death if they didnt have a gun, so taking the guns away isnt going to stop the violance.

as to the pairnting classes, i do happen to feel people should be requiered to take a pairnting class, and that it should be state/fedraly funded, sure it would cost $ to start, but if done properly the $ that would/could be saved in foster care and other systems that excist to deal with kids whos pairnts are unable to pairent properly would go down, prevention insted is alwase better then rehabilitation and incarceration.

good example, my buddy ted, his mother just sucked as a mother, his grandmother took him in back in the 8th grade, he was wild child, no disiplin at all, bad attatude, just a little prick, well granny wouldnt take that, she litterly bitchslaped him more then once to get him to listen(he needed it, he even admits that now) it took her a couple years to get him into shape but he thanks her for it every chance he gets, he lives with her still, takes care of her(shes in her late 80's and cant do alot of stuff herself anymore) mom on the other hand got herself prego and has had 3 more kids all in state care because she just cant deal with them, she signed them over for foster care, now if she had been taught how to be a proper pairnt when she had her son(my buddy ted) would things have turned out like that for her? maby, but then again had she taken the corse and realised she couldnt do it maby she would have asked mom for help or to take ted and raise him, or hell given him up for adoption, but honestly she no clue what to do and was living over 700 miles away from any family, she even said she wishes she could have had somebody teach her how to be a pairnt because she didnt have a clue what to do.

oh and im an advocat of spanking, mind you not beating, but spanking, theres a diffrance, i got my arse whooped more times then i could count when i was growing up, most times for stuff i did that i KNEW i shouldnt do, sometimes for stuff i didnt do, but even then i knew that i got spanked less then i deserved for stuff i didnt get caught doing(havent we all been there? )

the problem is today pairnts are afrade to spank their kids, because some stupid goody 2 shoes will call child services and say you where beating ur kids, hell the cops around here for the most part if called about that stuff talk to the pairnts, then talk to the kid, and most times they just tell the pairnts to watch it, because honestly, most of them grew up like most of us, in a generation where we got are asses whooped for the stupid shit we did.....

if you want a good prespective on this whole situation read/listen to the book "starship troopers" the unabriged version, you will understand what im saying, where we as a socity to take what the auther says and acctualy use it, i think the violance and other problems we see would be mostly delt with.....

blah i rammbled to much lol
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SpoonMuffin
by: bassmasta
i have a test for you sir. first, let's collect some information.
1. do you live in the southern states, or a near major city such as brooklyn or new york?
2. do you have a criminal record?
3. do you or do you know people who carry/own weapons?

if you answered yes to any of these, you cannot do this test. what is the test? it's simple.

find a firearm in under five days. go on, do it. i don't really care whether or not you can actually do this as we are on the internet and you can't prove it. but consider that MOST criminals are fairly un-educated and have a hard time problem-solving, and as such will have more of a problem with this than you will. oh, btw, the weapon you find can't be legal. any idiot can order one off the internet, so that doesn't count either.
1. no i live in washington state.
2. yes but not for anything violent.
3. yes, but none of them live neer my anymore.

now as to finding a gun, i dont need a ghetto or any problem solving skills, just go into any seedy downtown bar, look for a guy who sells drugs(easy to spot for anybody even my mother whos never done anything worse then pot and hasnt done anything since b4 i was born) walk up, talk with them for a few, just tell them you need to find a gun/gat/boom stick/exct and have $ to buy one, you can have a gun in less then 5minutes.

or alternetly, just look for a rednecks house and case it for a day or 2, normaly you can tell when everybody left home pretty easly, go in and spend 5min looking around the normal places, closets, on top of dressers, under beds, your probbly gonna find a gun of some sort, and if not, just try and house nextdoor!!!!!

no im not kidding, and i dont know where you get your "facts" but most criminals around here have no problem solving how to get into somebodys house and ripp them off, hell all u need is a rock and an empty house, smash a window climb in, go to the bedroom, pull off a pillow case or 2, rummege thru the house taking anything that will fit in the suitcase, leave, even if they have a security system responce time is 10-15min at best, easly enought time to fill 2 pillow cases, hell the guy down the street has brinks, somebody broke in his house and made off with over 30k in stuff b4 the cops showed up, no joke, they got his coin collection, guns, jewlery, laptops(3 of them) and alot of other stuff, they used 3 peices of lugege and his pillow cases to hull it off, and the cops never did catch them, they probbly had cased the place a couple days and knew he lived alone and had seen enought thru his house windows to know where to look for stuff to grab.

point is that the kind of problem solving skills you speek of have little to nothing to do with finding a gun, and hell as i said above, you dont need a gun to kill people, a rusty pipe would work just as well, infact it could work better, less noise and less aiming.
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SpoonMuffin
by: bassmasta
gun control laws are actually a good thing. without them, anyone could get a firearm, including criminals with a histroy of violence. they will probably just get a weapon from someone else through theft, or buying one illegaly, but they still need to figure out where to find the people who do have the guns, and that's why these laws work. even without them, more criminals than civilians would carry weapons.
i dont agree with your premis, but i agree that making it harder for stupid people to get wepons of any kind is a good thing, really i have alwase felt that to own a gun leigaly you should have to pass a safty corse(i passed one when i was 8) and not have any recent violent crimes on your record, i dont agree that you should be punished for something you did 20years ago if you have lived an exemplery life since then, even 10 years or 5 years, depends on what you did, but my old boss couldnt own a gun for many years till his pardon came thru, all because he accdently killed somebody in a bar fight, he clubed them with a chair when they where choking a woman, he did 12years in prison for it when he got out the woman(a waitress at the bar it turned out) merryed him, but i digress, he was as gentel a person as you could ever hope to meet, the guy would get mad and wouldnt even curse, he would say stuff like "Fudgesickles" no joke, well once he got his pardon he went out and got 2 guns leigaly, a target piston and a target rifle,(.22 ofcorse) i would never worrie about him using them on somebody...blah again i digress......

point is that laws to stop people from getting guns/wepons wont ever stop criminals from getting guns if they want them, but they do make it harder for those of us who arent criminals to get them........pita really.........
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Wile E
Power User
lol@ triple post.
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#23
SpoonMuffin
i r master of the multi post quoted replys!!!!!!!

use to be master of thredcromancy but people get really pissy when you bring threds for like 5years ago back to life for the fun of it :D
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#24
Chadon
This is what happens when parents don't have time or ability to raise and teach their children
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#25
newconroer
Ignoring the biased re-print of this information...

The application for the NRA was a brilliant idea. If ya kids are gonna shoot someone, dammit make sure they know how to bloody well shoot!
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