The State Duma Appreciated the Idea of Banning Computer Games After the Shooting in Kazan
OREANDA-NEWS. Computer games by themselves could not have caused the shooting in Kazan, so limiting their sale is an excessive measure. This is how the idea of banning video games was assessed by Andrey Svintsov, deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy, on the air of the «Moscow is Speaking» radio station.
He said: “There is no specific harm from computer games. If there are any people with mental disabilities, then there should be certain restrictions for them, but only doctors should find these deviations. "
Svintsov added that it is technically impossible to completely restrict the distribution of computer games. He stressed that many people play video games but do not become criminals.
Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy explained: “We saw the video of the interrogation of this young man, where he was clearly insane. What led to this state? It's hard for me to say, I'm not a doctor. In any case, you need to figure it out. I doubt that any of his hobbies for computer games led to this. Most likely, this is some kind of dissatisfaction with life, and this is more likely caused by not very comfortable relationships in the family, maybe not very adequate relationships at school. "
On Tuesday, May 11, in Kazan, 19-year-old Ilnaz Galyaviev fired at city gymnasium No. 175, 23 people were hospitalized as a result of the attack on the school. Nine people died.