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Would games get a fair shake in Obama's gun control program?

It's official. This morning, in reaction to last month's elementary school massacre at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school, President Barack Obama asked Congress to fund a $10 million study into the root causes of violence, specifically calling out games as a suspect in a speech this morning.

"Congress should fund research on the effects violent video games have on young minds," he said in a televised speech this morning.

"We don't benefit from ignorance. We don't benefit from not knowing the science."

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Bigpappy1284d ago

We would just have to wait and see what they conclude. They my very well come to the right conclusion (Video has no connection to any mass murder in the history of mankind). Any negative result would require them showing a direct connection, i.e. showing the game, and the person acting out something unique to said game.

cl19831284d ago

Why don't "we" take that same 1o million and use it to help people with psychotic issues?

Fromage1284d ago

"we"? I do actually agree with you though.

cl19831281d ago

Yes as in the united states

Fromage1280d ago

I just thought the quotes were weird.