Not anymore than GTA encourages people to kill hookers to get their money back ;-)
No, first person shooters are what STOP me going on a massive ****-Off rampage.
Not at all...In fact playing Black Ops keeps me from shooting irritating motorists every day!
I didn't let my son play any "shooter" games until I thought he was old enough to play it responsibly and not take the inherent violence as acceptable in real society
Wait, I thought it was rock and roll? And pool halls? And telephones? And novels?
No, I don't. I played Call of Duty for several years with thousands of people. If anything, it encourages misogynous behavior. "Mass murder" = the person (often dealing with serious side effects of dangerous pharmaceuticals, or otherwise mentally unstable or ill) is already predisposed to this behavior and it doesn't matter how they engage themselves beforehand - every engagement is likely to encourage their violence in some way.
Blaming the symptom instead of the cause again. *sigh*
The problem is in brains, not things.
Yes, no doubt. Our parents tell us to love our neighbor, but then they go and move on their greed with their money. The children notice the words are not employed, see how the money is and adapt the same survival strategy of their parents. This empty society will value greed until its dying day. Unfortunately, the sun will wait 4 billion years before burning greed from this planet. That is a lot of suffering.