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Connecticut town holding video game disposal program
Posted on January 02, 2013 by Drew Bergmark

Less than a month after the horrid shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, multiple individuals and organizations have proposed several ideas to prevent such acts of violence from occurring again. Announced today, a violent video game return program has been coordinated by Southington SOS that will occur on Saturday, January 12th 2013. This media buyback will allow citizens to trade in their collection of violent “games, CDs & DVDs” and put them in a dumpster for “appropriate permanent disposal” in exchange for a $25 gift certificate. I guess that Blu-rays are alright from being saved from this media return.

Organized by Southington SOS, a  group of representatives from the small Connecticut town of the same name, this media return program will prevent violent media from “encouraging and increasing aggressiveness” in the American youth as the organization claims that “there is ample evidence that violent video games … contribute(d) to … desensitizing our children to acts of violence including bullying”.

The fact of the matter is that there is no conclusive evidence whether the elementary school shooting was even encouraged by video game violence other than what has been exclaimed by multiple national media outlets after the shooter’s Facebook page was thoroughly searched. I’ve attempted to get into contact with Southington SOS and I’ll inform you guys of any updates for this program.

Source: Southington SOS & Polygon

Drew Bergmark - Staff Writer viggo (@) original-gamer.com | all author's articles

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