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Submitted by Nineball2112 559d ago | opinion piece

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." (Industry)

Bigpappy  +   560d 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.
cl1983  +   560d ago
Why don't "we" take that same 1o million and use it to help people with psychotic issues?
Fromage  +   560d ago
"we"? I do actually agree with you though.
cl1983  +   557d ago
Yes as in the united states
Fromage  +   556d ago
I just thought the quotes were weird.

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