"Banning guns isn't the answer to preventing violence any more than banning cars would be the answer to preventing people from being killed in auto accidents", wrote Hartzler, the Missouri Republican, in 2013 after the shooting in Sandy Hook killed 26.
The White House released a statement Thursday saying that the meeting would address "violent video-game exposure and the correlation to aggression and desensitization in children". According to reports, some of the attendees proposed if there was a way to make selling violent video games more hard for children - which would regulate their exposure to such titles.
"The problem is violence, a violence of monstrous and horrific proportions that has infected America's popular culture", he wrote. Once it ran its course, Trump asked for comments from all in attendance, and explained just how violence the scenes were.
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President Donald Trump is set to pit the video game industry against some of its harshest critics at a White House meeting on Thursday that's created to explore the link between violent games, guns and tragedies like last month's shooting in Parkland, Fla. This comes after the games industry previously stated that it had not been contacted by Trump, despite White House officials claiming that a meeting with game executives had been organized.
Interestingly, Trump's younger brother, Robert S. Trump, sits on the board of directors for ZeniMax Media, the company that owns the company Bethesda Softworks, which publishes Fallout, and other violent games like The Elder Scrolls and Doom. There is considerably more violent media available today than there was in the mid-20th century when movies were tightly censored by the Hays Code, which prohibited gratuitous displays of bloodshed.
"This is often a distraction technique that the NRA employs to avoid the hard conversation that we as a country need to have about gun control", McLean said.
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The President acknowledged some studies have indicated there is a correlation between video game violence and real violence.
During that time, the video game industry has grown to a billion dollar a year juggernaut.
For a meeting that's about a discussion, the deck seems to be stacked in against video games.
The scapegoating of video games is hardly a new thing. Trump made it quite clear where his train of thought was when he said " I'm hearing more and more people say the level of violence on video games is really shaping young people's thoughts", following the tragic event.
The president raised concerns about the impact of violent video games and movies on children recently, in a meeting with members of Congress on gun violence. In the wake of the recent Florida shootings, President Trump has been searching for a scapegoat, and what better than video games -the digital demon warping our youth- to put the blame upon? In California, the state legislature in 2005 adopted a law that banned the sale of violent video games to anyone under age 18.
Also, researchers at the University of York in Britain found no evidence that video games make players more violent. Years earlier, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) sought to restrict sales of mature-themed video games to minors.