Video games just don't really have that big of an influence on people. I played a lot of sports video games as a kid, did that mean I went out and participated in actual sports? NO. I played "The Sims" a lot too, but did I go out and get a job or talk to people walking outside my house on the front lawn until my bladder bar went red and I pissed myself on the porch? NO! A big reason you play video games is because you can do things you can't do in real life. I can't be a lesbian elf warrior in real life, so I go to a video game to do that. I can't get into a Ferrari and crash it into a gas station, so I go to a video game to do that. If they weren't blaming violent video games for shootings they'd still be blaming heavy metal music or movies which more people have decided is bullshit already.