Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Gamers plead for more security after deadly Jacksonville shooting

Posted by M. C. on August 27, 2018

Violence in the gaming world. This is a surprise?

It is tough to function outside of mom and dad’s basement.

by Tim Stelloh

Some gamers reacting to a shooting at a Madden 19 tournament on Sunday that killed three and injured 11 had one subject on their minds in the grim aftermath — security.

Though many details about the shooting remained unclear, including how the 24-year-old suspect, David Katz, apparently entered the Jacksonville, Florida, tournament armed, people involved in the booming esports industry pleaded for more protection at such events…

The more common crime associated with the subculture is “swatting” — when one gamer files a false police report on a competitor, Breslau said. In one notorious case earlier this year, a dispute between two “Call of Duty” players ended in the fatal police shooting of Andrew Finch in Wichita, Kansas.

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