Vice President Joe Biden to Meet with Gun and Games Industry Groups to Help Resolve Gun Violence

After the Sandy Hook shooting, President Obama tasked Vice President Biden to look into violent media and its influence on shootings in the United States.

Since the Newtown incident, politicians and parents alike have blamed the NRA and violent media, particularly videogames, for the shooting. The NRA refused to take accountability, scapegoating violent videogames. ""There exists in this country, sadly" said NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre, "A callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells and stows violence against its own people."

The argument against violent videogames is an age old one, used time and time again against TV, movies, music, and even literature.

As a result, Joe Biden is meeting with groups with completely differing views on the issue, including videogame industry representatives, the NRA, and victims of gun violence. It was recently made clear that the videogame representative to meet with Joe Biden is ESA CEO Michael Gallagher.

The vice president's findings will then be handed over to President Obama, who will be addressing them in his State of the Union speech to be given later this month.

 

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  • games are not the issue. how embarrassing for the Vice President of the United States.
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  • Ever noticed many of the mass shootings occured at "gun free zones?"
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  • I am a gun owner. I have played more than my share of violent games (and still do) and seen a near equal amount of violent movies, Yet, I have not gone on a shooting rampage for the better half of 3 decades. I'm quite sure the issue lies far beyond entertainment mediums although some would like you to believe otherwise.

    Furthermore, a weapon of any sort placed on a table will not hurt anyone. It's the person who eventually picks up the weapon is what makes it potentially dangerous.
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  • games are not the issue. how embarrassing for the Vice President of the United States.
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  • +1 thecolorblue, people are just going insane and have been taught by society that life cheap. Games are just that, games, not real, they are fake, everyone knows they are fake. How many people have dropped a piano on someones head to kill them and how many people have seen that done since infancy on cartoons when they were born? If i had to guess, it would be a lot more people have seen the piano scenes more than Master Chief blowing an alien away.
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