As far as I can tell, at least some of the guys who have committed these killings have also heavily indulged in violent video games. I’m willing to bet all of them have.
With these games proliferating and “PG-13” basically replacing “R” ratings, allowing more kids into egregiously violent movies, I think Hollywood and the gaming industry need to take a look at their own responsibility for what’s going on.
You know, some of the same people who were abusing women in their industry or looking the other way while it was going on.
Trump said during remarks today at the White House:
We must stop the glorification of violence in our society. This includes the gruesome and grisly video games that are now commonplace. It is too easy today for troubled youth to surround themselves with a culture that celebrates violence. We must stop or substantially reduce this, and it has to begin immediately.
The number of guns in this country has not changed since the incidence of mass shootings began to increase during the Obama administration.
But other aspects of our culture have changed, including this scourge of highly realistic games that inure children to violence and — more specifically — to committing violence.