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Newtown Anniversary Brings Another Nonsense Gun Violence Study

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Newtown Anniversary Brings Another Nonsense Gun Violence Study

Just in time to exploit the one-year anniversary of the Dec. 14 spree-shooting at Newtown, Conn., the December issue of the journal “Pediatrics” runs a study claiming that screen images of guns and gunplay make our children more violent.

The study, “Gun Violence Trends in Movies,” authored by Dan Romer, Adolescent Communication Institute of the Annenberg Public Policy Center and Brad J. Bushman, a professor of communication and psychology at Ohio State University, has already been cited in editorials calling for federal regulation of movies and video games.

“It’s disturbing that PG-13 movies are filled with so much gun violence,” said Romer. “We know that movies teach children how adults behave, and they make gun use appear exciting and attractive.”

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