Video games linked to violence, US President Donald Trump tells industry

Video games linked to violence, US President Donald Trump tells industry

Video games linked to violence, US President Donald Trump tells industry

Trump, a Republican, cited the influence of video games after a 19-year-old gunman was accused of killing 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida and injuring more than a dozen others.

Which, again, is zero: Only one-eighth of the 41 school shooters surveyed by the US Secret Service in a 2004 review were interested in violent video games (twice as many liked violent movies or books, which was still only a quarter of that sample). He also proposed that "we have to do something about maybe what they're seeing and how they're seeing it".

The Verge reports the meeting was "a odd one" and that "attendees said there was the little serious talk of government restrictions on content (which would present significant legal challenges), and the conversation focused on more robust age restrictions or voluntary measures that could be undertaken by the industry itself". "Frankly it's a disgrace, the sanctuary city situation, the protection of these terrible criminals", Trump said last month. It was "respectful but contentious", said Melissa Henson, program director for the Parents Television Council. In his book Assassination Generation, Grossman stated that video games "depict antisocial, misanthropic, casually savage behavior can warp the mind - with potentially deadly results".

"Increasing defense spending would make it a much more broad-based political issue, and not one which the European Union trade commissioner could give any commitments to at this stage", said Allie Renison, head of Europe and trade policy at the Institute of Directors.

The objective of the meeting will be 'to discuss violent video-game exposure and the correlation to aggression and desensitization in children, ' White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said.

He said Australia would be relentless about making the case against the duties.

Trump has justified the import tariffs in the name of national security, but he said on Thursday that additional countries could be made exempt, and he left the door open to negotiations.

The White House already has hinted at sustained, broader scrutiny still to come.




Mr Trump's tariff move has sparked talk of a global trade war should other economies retaliate with similar protectionist policies. "I think he was good to have in the White House, not as the press writes to defend Wall Street".

Early this week, Trump at last announced that he would meet with leaders of the video game industry.

Along with Bozell and Hartzler, Trump also included lawmakers like Sen.

During today's meeting, the group spoke with the President about the effect that violent video games have on our youth, especially young males. But he said he wanted to ensure "parents are aware of the resources available to them to monitor and control the entertainment their children are exposed to".

It's clear that no decisions, or honestly anything of substance, were determined in the hourlong meeting Thursday, but the return of anti-game arguments does nothing but distract from real issues that need to be addressed and empower voices that seek to subvert protected speech with which they don't agree.

"Focusing entirely on video games distracts from the substantive debate we should be having about how to take guns out of the hands of unsafe people", Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal to the Washington Post. Some attendees didn't expect any significant resolution, Glixel reported, and saw the meeting as an opening foray into a larger conversation.on gun violence in America.

A video montage of violent scenes in video games has been released on the White House's official YouTube channel, spawning a backlash from gaming fans. "The most effective and realistic way to limit gun violence is to regulate who has access to guns".

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