being desensitized to killing in ways that are different...

Irelia20150604

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Source: GOP Rep. Brian Mast On Florida School Shooting

<Florida Republican Rep. Brian Mast joins NPR's Rachel Martin to talk about the deadly shooting in a high school near the district he represents.>

MAST: The biggest pusher of violence is, hands down, Hollywood movies, hands down, the video game market. When you look at "Call Of Duty," when you look at movies like "John Wick," the societal impacts of people being desensitized to killing in ways that are different than how somebody that was on the battlefield is desensitized is troubling and very different
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Hi everyone! how should I undrstand the bold part?
 
  • lingobingo

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    being desensitized to killing in ways that are different than how somebody that was on the battlefield is desensitized
    =
    becoming unlikely to be shocked or distressed by brutal killings, due to being overexposed to them [in movies and video games] — but in a different way from how soldiers, marines, etc. become desensitized to killing
     
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