So the media has been pouncing on this accidental killing story as a means to focus on the wrong things. Instead of talking about how irresponsible the parents were for leaving a gun outside of a locked safe for their children to have access to, it’s apparently the video game’s fault that they had it.
“It’s a tragic accident, the 10-year-old and the 8-year-old were sitting on the couch, playing the video game. The 12-year-old was waving the gun around, pulling the trigger. You don’t want to call it horse play, but it was horse play,” said Lieutenant Blause Dresser, of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
Lt. Dresser said the 12-year-old pulled the trigger on his parent’s semi-automatic handgun several times, when it discharged, killing Morris.
The original sources serve as a cautionary tale for what happens when you don’t monitor what games you let your children play, as opposed to what happens when you let them play with real guns(as in ones that aren’t 3D meshes). It makes me rage. Stuff like this has been happening all the time, but as soon as there’s a video game in the equation, it’s suddenly all about the video game.