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How Far We Have Fallen from Duck Hunt

Chuck E. Cheese loses its gaming license in Amherst, New York, because town officials believe that the hunting and shooting related video games are bad for children.  I still remember when Duck Hunt came out for Nintendo.  Good thing the Amherst City Council wasn’t around then.

9 Responses to “How Far We Have Fallen from Duck Hunt”

  1. Whitebread says:

    ****ing dog…

  2. Chestah says:

    Nice to know that northeast politicians are dealing with the big important issues here in the middle of Depression II: It Came From The Suburbs.

    This item is hilarious in a way. You take your sprogz in your SUV to eat overpriced crap “food” in a hyperactive Kid Zone run by a giant spinning grinning fiberglass rat…but are all upset that they might see a shooting-related video game.

    Hell, rats have killed more humans than guns ever will.

    I personally don’t care for shooting video games for kids. I like quiet. Except at the range, then I’m wearing ear muffs. And kids aren’t quiet, so I avoid anyplace they tend to be.

    The real issue here is parental responsibility or lack of it, and the politicos who step in to capitalize on widespread family pathology.

    Kids like to shoot things. Shooting things is as much a part of human evolution as language or toolmaking. Isn’t it the job of families to teach kids to master these skills in a responsible way, rather than say, “Oh no, honey, you can’t have Internet access, you might see boobies!” Or, “Oh no no no–don’t touch that scary dangerous hammer!”

    Many people would rather that their kids stay children at the individual level, as well as the evolutionary one.

    In my experience the best thing is for adults to step up and teach complex human skills in the framework of ethics, morality, historical awareness, and responsibility. I played with my dad’s rifles as a kid and still grew up into the biggest lefty peacenik you’ll ever meet. The difference was that he taught me to think about the consequences of my actions. He taught me about the history of people and nations that were incapable of that. He didn’t try to hide things from me. He showed me how to evolve through all the stages of being human, with all their drawbacks. Then apply higher thinking, in the hopes of evolving still further.

  3. Rush Baby says:

    Youtube (yes if Google is a verb then so can this) “Chuck E. Cheese fights”

  4. Reputo says:

    I won’t let my kids play shoot em up games at an arcade until they have had enough practice on a “free” system like nintendo or the shooting range (.22LR is close to free). Then I will know that the 25 or 50 cents they plunk down the game box isn’t going to be wasted because they can’t even complete the first stage.

    I can admit, that 15 years ago, I played Duck Hunt in Amherst, NY (or at least some other suburb of Buffalo).

  5. Lamont says:

    A new friggin’ low!

  6. Drew says:

    So, does this mean that the martial arts/fighting types of video games at the Chuck E. Cheese are still kosher with the powers that be in Amherst, New York?

    I’ve seen some rather gory deaths occur in the “Mortal Kombat” video game franchise over the years, but every gun-hating liberal bleeding heart out there knows that shooting deaths in video games are infinitely much more harmful to young minds than deaths caused by karate chops or samurai swords in video games.

  7. B Woodman says:

    Time for some parents in the Amherst area to raise some HELL with both Chucky Cheese (for being spineless) and with the city council for being such assholes.

  8. B Woodman says:

    Time for some parents in the Amherst area to raise some HELL with both Chucky Cheese (for being spineless) and with the city council for being such assholes.

    Unless the parents are sheeple.

  9. B Woodman says:

    Time for some parents in the Amherst area to raise some HELL with both Chucky Cheese (for being spineless) and with the city council for being such assholes.

    Unless the parents are sheeple.

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