Depending on the given shooting incident, either or both sides of the aisle point to the degrading influence of media in general and video games in particular. Quotes are amply available to this point from both sides, although usually not for the same incident.

The efficiency of the preponderant one shot to the head demonstrated in the Columbine shootings was astounding from untrained unprofessional shooters, and it was (probably rightly) attributed to those boys' experience with point of view1st person shooting video games.