Trump questions violence in video games

  • Trump questions violence in video games

Trump questions violence in video games

That waste of time Trump billed as a meeting with a video game executives to discuss school violence really did happen.

Since the Columbine school shooting almost 20 years ago, the conversation after mass shootings has inevitably included media that depicts violence - and its effect on children. It has to be those bad video games. Rep. Vicky Hartzler, a Republican from Missouri, furnished the information about the sizzle reel. On Thursday, the President will host a meeting between representatives from the video game industry and those who think games have made kids more violent in recent years. As reported by Polygon, it is highly speculated that the White House has opted due to its inability to respond to gun control proposals that has fueled heated conversations among Democrats and Republicans alike. Last week, Trump asked whether games were to blame for shootings such as the frightful massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Sanders offered no further detail on what exactly the arbitration involved, when it happened, or why it was resolved, and repeated Trump's denial of the 2006 extra-marital affair. He said "Hey dude", told me that tomorrow's White House meeting will have some people "of great interest to the video game folks", and then hung up.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders addressed the meeting yesterday during her press briefing. I like watching it, I like seeing it. "Somehow, Democrats isolate the inherent evil of a gun nearly as if it's self-shooting, while denying our violent media has any influence on these under-21 shooters", he wrote at the time.

"I think he's deeply disturbed by some of the things you see in these video games that are so darn violent, viciously violent, and clearly inappropriate for children, and I think he's bothered by that", said Brent Bozell, the president of the Media Research Council, who joined the meeting. Following that shooting the National Rifle Association singled out video games as the true danger to society.

So the president is setting up a fight, and it's clear which side he's on.

"Making video games-or any form of media-a scapegoat for consistently refusing to even CONSIDER the reasonable, rational firearm restrictions Americans want and deserve isn't fooling anyone".

"Blaming video games or the entertainment media for the 90 American lives lost every single day to gun violence is an unacceptable excuse to avoid talking about serious policy proposals".

"The research demonstrates a consistent relation between violent video game use and increases in aggressive behavior, aggressive cognitions and aggressive affect, and decreases in prosocial behavior, empathy and sensitivity to aggression", a report by the APA Task Force on Violent Media concluded in 2013.

In the aftermath of the attack Trump pointed to video games as a possible contributing factor to the firearms violence plaguing the nation.

In doing so, the president has expressed deep unease with violent video games, at one point contending last month that they are "shaping young people's thoughts".

If there's any worth to this video, it's to once again prove that conservative curtain-twitchers refuse to believe in facts when it comes to video games. The White House also put together a video compilation of violence in "M" rated games that are designed for those 17 years of age and older. More than 3,000 participants participated in the study. (The 7-2 decision was notably co-signed by progressive-leaning justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor.) The court struck down California's attempt to restrict the sale and rental of violent video games to minors. He said on NBC there was "no question" Trump knew about the agreement signed days before the 2016 presidential election, though he didn't offer any proof. But the difference is Obama was also pushing for stricter gun measures, like a ban on high-capacity magazines.

During a Cabinet meeting Thursday, Trump congratulated Florida on school safety legislation approved by state lawmakers, saying the state "passed a lot of very good legislation last night".