Political news ain't our bag, we's be all about the games here at AusGamers. The clue is in the name. Anyway, as our friends in America attempt to deal with the latest mass shooting that took place at a school, politicians there have naturally turned away from the piles of decorative NRA gun lobby money in their offices to try and find something less machine-of-deathy to blame.
"Hmm, let's see. Aha! Video game violence!"
This time from the mouth of dearest leader and Twitter scribe President Donald Trump.
“I’m hearing more and more people say the level of violence on video games is really shaping young people’s thoughts,” he said at a meeting on school safety. “And then you go the further step, and that’s the movies.”
“You see these movies, they’re so violent and yet, a kid is able to see the movie if sex isn’t involved,” he went on. “Killing is involved, and maybe they have to put a rating system for that.”
You mean "in" video games. Ahem. Anyway, err (looks at note card) - I hear you. Still, I'm not one to say that violence in media doesn't have an effect on a developing mind. But when the proposed solutions to combat mass shootings are arming teachers
, turning schools into fortresses, and blaming Call of Duty
- perhaps off-the-rack sales of war weapons with minimal restrictions could also be looked into.