Senator Dianne Feinstein Says Violent Video Games are a Negative Influence
Published on Saturday, 06 April 2013 01:47
The proclaimed link between violent video games and real-life crimes has been the subject of an ongoing debate for quite some time. California Senator Dianne Feinstein is the most recent politician to step up to the podium on the matter, saying that Congress may have to step in and make a change in the video games industry. This weekend she stated that games have "a very negative role for young people, and the industry ought to take note of that." She then went on to say:
"If Sandy Hook doesn’t do it, if the knowledge of these video games this young man played doesn’t, then maybe we have to proceed, but that is in the future.”
She isn’t the only one to comment on this "link." She is not the first and she will not be the last. Will the video games industry ever be forced into being less violent? What are your thoughts on the matter?
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