President Trump today will meet with some of the people making those violent video games your children and grandchildren watch every day.
The violence in our culture has reached unbelievable levels, with Hollywood churing out blood-soaked films and rating them “PG-13″ so kids will go see them and TV becoming more violent than ever with the advent of streaming channels like Netflix.
Guns have been around forever. What your children haven’t had forever is the ability to become desensitized to killing by wiping out endless numbers of people on the iPhone.
One thing most of the young school shooters seem to have in common is that they spent hours and hours and hours playing violent video games.
“As we continue to work towards creating school safety programs that protect all children, the President will be meeting with video game industry leaders and Members of Congress to discuss violent video-game exposure and the correlation to aggression and desensitization in children,” said White House Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters. “This meeting will be the first of many with industry leaders to discuss this important issue.”
Here’s who will be in the 2:00 pm meeting, per the White House
Members of Congress:
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Representative Vicky Hartzler (R-MO)
Representative Martha Roby (R-AL)
Mr. Strauss Zelnick, Take-Two Interactive (Former Chairman of ESA), CEO of Rockstar Games
Mr. Brent Bozell, Media Research Center
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman (Ret.), “On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society” and “Assassination Generation: Video Games, Aggression, and the Psychology of Killing”
Ms. Pat Vance, President of Entertainment Software Rating Board
Mr. Mike Gallagher, President and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association
Mr. Robert Altman, Chairman and CEO of ZeniMax Media (parent company of Bethesda Softworks)
Melissa Henson, Mother from Parents Television Council