Trump To Hold Games Violence Meeting

Violent Video Games

Trump made it quite clear where his train of thought was when he said " I'm hearing more and more people say the level of violence on video games is really shaping young people's thoughts", following the tragic event.

The attendees did not, however, include any scientists, which is a unusual choice for a meeting created to discuss "violent video-game exposure and the correlation to aggression and desensitization in children". "The video games, the movies, the internet stuff is so violent".

Parents and retailers have some responsibility, too, in keeping violent games out of the hands of young people, Bozell says. Henson stated that the meeting was more of a listening session and that no conclusion was arrived at, according to Time.

She said her March 10 meeting with Lighthizer, the US trade representative, was scheduled "many months ago" to address, among other things, global steel overcapacity.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., also attended.

People have been trying to put the blame on video games for any act of violence since the industry started to flourish years ago, an easy way out to not talk about several other more pressing matters.

The move, which fulfills a Trump campaign promise, has been widely criticized by economists who say it is certain to increase costs to US consumers on items such as automobiles, household appliances and even energy, due to higher costs for pipeline construction. To speak on behalf of the anti-gaming side was an author who is a member of the Parents Television Council who ha written numerous books that make the unproven claim that video games "train killers".

Trump is considering support for a range of legislative options, including toughening up background checks for gun buyers.

Daniels argues the agreement was not binding because Trump didn't personally sign it. Avenatti says she was coerced into signing a denial of the affair, which began in 2006. A White House official said Trump was referencing an ongoing investigation of China in which the US trade representative is studying whether Chinese intellectual property rules are "unreasonable or discriminatory" to American business. No votes have been scheduled yet in the Senate on a pending background checks bill, but the House has said it will consider school safety legislation next week.

Video game industry representatives will trek to Washington on Thursday to persuade lawmakers that virtual violence does not trigger real-world lashing out, amid a reignited gun debate in the wake of the latest horrific school shooting.

Following an outcry over violent games such as 1992's "Mortal Kombat", the Entertainment Software Ratings Board was established in 1994 by the Entertainment Software Association to give each game a rating based on five categories ranging from "E" for "Everyone" to "Adults Only" for those 18 and older.

To that question, ESA reps, among which you can find Take Two's Strauss Zelnick (GTA publisher), responded of course that those games have a violent component in them but are not meant to be offered to kids.

A later effort by California officials to ban sales of violent video games to children was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2011 on the grounds that, like books and films, games are protected by constitutional rights to free speech.

In 2013, after the shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, Vice President Joe Biden held three days of wide-ranging talks on gun violence prevention, including a meeting with video game industry executives.

Associated Press writer Mae Anderson contributed to this story from NY.


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