Dank Memes That Challenge The Notion That Video Games Cause Violence
While the nation mourns the lives lost in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, politicians and the media continue to find ways to insist that guns don't kill people, video games do. President Trump jumped on the bandwagon during his national address yesterday, condemning the "glorification of violence in our society. This includes the gruesome and grisly video games that are now commonplace." The sentiment is frankly outrageous, and has zero evidence to back it. The inevitable backlash began on Twitter, with the #VideoGamesAreNotToBlame hashtag, and quickly grew to include memers in the r/dankmemes community. As of yesterday, the informative memes (some include graphs) have been hovering at the top of the page. Here are our favorites.