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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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