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
rangerone766
so, if toy guns and video games make boys into killers

what do baby dolls do to girls? make them into whores? that's absurd right. just some thing to think about.
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#2
Casheti
General Reinwald is the man! :toast:
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#3
lemonadesoda
It all started with pong. Someone told me the ball was an annoying american brat, and I was totally hooked. Today, I view modern games with the same concept, only the graphics just got better.
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#4
tigger
I'm the only one
if it was dildo shaped,would they be saying the kids are gonna grow up as sexual deviants?

what a crock,its guns that kill not toys.
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#5
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
tigger69 said:
what a crock,its guns people that kill not toys.
There fixed it. ;)
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#8
Casheti
tigger69 said:
if it was dildo shaped,would they be saying the kids are gonna grow up as sexual deviants?
I don't know but I'd buy one.
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#9
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Dont have time to read all 400 replies, but it basically boils down to someone has to have something to bitch and complain about, because thats all their lives are about. It is so sad, really.
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#11
Unregistered
you know what? parenting classes should be mandatory. if your wife gives birth, the couple should not be allowed to leave the hospital untill they take a class, and a refresher every three years. so should military service { even weekend reserves}. that would mean that two generations from, now, these people won't understand their grandparent's arguements
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#12
erocker
I feel bad for the poor parents group. Thier children are going to grow up and probablly murder them due to thier lack of knowledge of guns. Mabye. I was raised with guns all over the place for hunting, sport, etc.. We should all be armed.
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#13
Thermopylae_480
bassmasta said:
you know what? parenting classes should be mandatory. if your wife gives birth, the couple should not be allowed to leave the hospital untill they take a class, and a refresher every three years. so should military service { even weekend reserves}. that would mean that two generations from, now, these people won't understand their grandparent's arguements
Who's going to pay for that? The taxpayers? Not everyone can afford to take courses. I don't want to have to pay for others.
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#14
erocker
Thermopylae_480 said:
Who's going to pay for that? The taxpayers? Not everyone can afford to take courses. I don't want to have to pay for others.
I completely agree with you Thermo., as someone who lives in the States, I feel It's up to the individual to, well basically "survive". The reason this country came to be was because of taxation. People who live in a free society need to f'ing realize that it's not up to thier government to take care of them. I think the more people that realize that will get off of thier fat Oprah watching asses and do something to make thier lives better.
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#15
mandelore
riiiiight.... and allowing kids in the USA to handle real guns wont do this?

this is so stupid, really. what about toy guns in shops with an aim on it? wont THAT help them aim a gun? for gods sake, its not the right weight, gives zero recoil.. and they think it will help them to use a real gun... lol
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#16
GSG-9
Mediocre said:
Did these parents forget DUCK HUNT for SNES in the 80's? Its the same damn thing they played when they were kids!
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.
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#17
Seany1212
OMG, first time i used what resembelled a weapon was the lightgun, pwning terrorists in die hard trilogy :roll: and i just slaughtered 50 or 60 people.

on bioshock :roll::rockout:
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#18
KennyT772
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.
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#19
Thermopylae_480
erocker said:
...I think the more people that realize that will get off of thier fat Oprah watching asses and do something to make thier lives better.
Actually, I think they watch Judge Judy, and reality television.
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#20
Steevo
It cost $7.00 for me to get my hunting licanse. I'm sure anyone could affors that. And you are graded more on your ability to be safe than anything else. So I call bullshit.
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#21
ex_reven
zekrahminator said:
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.
Every news article like this reminds me of how many retards are around me.

How does a piece of plastic shaped like a gun teach kids to aim?
It doesnt have the weight, recoil or detailed features of a gun.
Its no more effective in teaching a child to hold a gun than if the child were holding a pencil.

As for joining the NRA, maybe they would acknowledge that it in fact abbreviates to National Rifle Association - RIFLES - which to the retards having a cry about the controller is a long stick that shoots bullets further than the short stick that shoots bullets (pistol). The majority of NRA events whether range shooting or hunting events surely involve rifles 90% of the time (who goes hunting with a pistol :wtf:), rather than a wii plastic pistol that weighs and costs a fraction of a decent pistol.

It would have been far more appropriate for them to say it would include a firearms licence, but they being the ignorant people they are, choose to brand the NRA as it seems to constitute an evil organisation supporting violence and illegal activities.
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#22
Wile E
Power User
ex_reven said:
Every news article like this reminds me of how many retards are around me.

How does a piece of plastic shaped like a gun teach kids to aim?
It doesnt have the weight, recoil or detailed features of a gun.
Its no more effective in teaching a child to hold a gun than if the child were holding a pencil.

As for joining the NRA, maybe they would acknowledge that it in fact abbreviates to National Rifle Association - RIFLES - which to the retards having a cry about the controller is a long stick that shoots bullets further than the short stick that shoots bullets (pistol). The majority of NRA events whether range shooting or hunting events surely involve rifles 90% of the time (who goes hunting with a pistol :wtf:), rather than a wii plastic pistol that weighs and costs a fraction of a decent pistol.

It would have been far more appropriate for them to say it would include a firearms licence, but they being the ignorant people they are, choose to brand the NRA as it seems to constitute an evil organisation supporting violence and illegal activities.
I hunt groundhogs on my friend's horse farm with a handgun. (His Kimber Arms 1911) :D
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#23
Unregistered
Thermopylae_480 said:
Who's going to pay for that? The taxpayers? Not everyone can afford to take courses. I don't want to have to pay for others.
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.
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#24
wazzledoozle
That wii attachment hardly looks like a gun...

But 20 years ago-
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#25
zekrahminator
McLovin
wazzledoozle said:
That wii attachment hardly looks like a gun...

But 20 years ago-

Why, that looks a lot more like a gun than this thing does, and I don't remember any "zapper" controversy...
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