Guns in Video Games
Many European Union countries desperately want to set guidelines on selling video games to minors. The reason behind this is supposedly to shield children from violent, explicit, and frightening video games. However, shouldn’t parents have the right to decide? Many people think that the European Union is hypocritical. Many countries in the European Union force their citizens into military service and require them to kill other people in times of war. Often they disregard people’s religious beliefs and make them serve in the army against their will. Is it not an irony that the EU does not want anyone below the age of 18 to shoot with virtual weapons in games, but it requires many eighteen year olds to complete military training using real guns? I will leave you with this thought. People need to understand that guns are not evil, and sometimes using guns is justified. It is also important to understand that there are many games that are not violent at all. Humorous adventure games are a prime example of that. Playing such games can be a great way for a family to spend some quality time together. Ultimately, each person will have to choose what kind of games are the most entertaining in his opinion.