CNN Op-Ed Proposes Changes to Video Game Guns to Stop Mass Shootings
Lately, leftists have been proposing their "solutions" to our mass murder problem. Just about every one of them involves regulating the bejeezus out of gats. Now, that push is carrying over into the virtual realm.
This guy thinks video games are training simulators for mass shooters, so he has some changes in mind. I give you the dawn of video game control:
First, let's change the physics of bullets. Think about a Frisbee. In order to hit a target straight ahead, one needs to arc it to one side, to account for its return swing. If virtual reality bullets also traveled with a slight curve, then virtual shooters would always be pointing away from a target in order to eventually hit it. This learned side-aiming would likely carry over to the real world, and people would have trouble hitting a target straight ahead.
This guy wants people to train shooters to miss their marks. If a cop moonlights as a gamer, this dunce wants to train him to instinctively aim off-target the next time he's in a standoff with a perp. Nice thinking there, Derpy McDerpington.
Second, guns in games shouldn't have the mechanics of real ones. You shouldn't hold a realistically weighted, gun-shaped object and pull a trigger in virtual reality. Instead, to operate a virtual gun, you should flick your wrist or bend your elbow.
So, should you ever discharge a firearm in real life, you'll instinctively flick the gun. Flick down and you risk walking with a pimp limp for the rest of your life. Flick up and you're sending that round at an upward angle to strike God only knows what a mile away.
It seems as though this guy's goal is to minimize gun deaths by using a video game to make people inept with guns. By making gun owners a danger to themselves and others when packing. Not sure that's the best strategy there, hoss.
Leftists think the right amount of interference and social engineering can rid the world of bad people overnight. Their hearts are usually in the right place, but their "solutions" only make the problem worse. I'm not going to pretend to have the magical answer that will make mass shootings go the way of parachute pants. One thing I can say with certainty is teaching concealed carriers to flick their wrists and aim left is not that answer.