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Violence is not a new problem that our society has been dealing with The United States has been trying to find a remedy for the epidemic of violent acts being committed for many years Though recent statistics show that since the 1980s the number of violent acts have decreased by 20 teenagers are committing these acts more frequently today accounting for a staggering 50 of all violent acts committed The reason for the increase in crimes committed is because the teenagers today have become desensitized to violence Children are exposed to it everyday in many of their leisure activities It can be seen in the shows that they watch they music they listen to and the video games that they play and this constant exposure makes them numb So why do many children today accept violence as the norm America makes it exciting The US celebrates it romanticizes it eroticizes and mass markets the weapons that bring murder within easy Tuzzo reach Games are marketed for children that allow them to pick up a gun point it at the screen and shoot away for hours killing left and right Annually Americans spend over 4 billion on video games such as Grand Theft Auto Doom Road Rage Commando Resident Evil and Berserk a game where a guy with a big sword hacks and slashes the baddiesMason 2 What about the music teenagers are listening to Popular groups such as Rage against the machine Marilyn Manson and the Wu-Tang clans have songs with violent lyrics Recently one of the number one selling albums in age group 14-18 was the new album by rap star Eminem entitled The Marshall Mathers In one song on the album called Kill You the lyrics are very explicit Texas chainsaw left his brains all dangling from his neck while his head barely hangs on Blood guts guns cuts Knives lives wives nuns sluts Bitch Ima kill you Eminem also raps
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