The left always rushed to blame anyone and anything when a tragedy occurs. They never blame the person who carries out a criminal act and always look to pin the blame of guns, movies, music and video games. Personal responsibility isn’t in their vocabulary. Every notice pro-choice Democrats are always the ones trying to regulate every aspect of life?
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) has introduced legislation that calls for an investigation into violent video games and their impact on children in the wake of last week’s horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
In a statement released yesterday, Rockefeller said that his legislation enlists the National Academy of Sciences to “investigate the impact of violent video games and other content on children’s well-being.” If the organization is given the green light, it will present its findings within 18 months to Congress, the FTC and the FCC.
“Recent court decisions demonstrate that some people still do not get it,” Rockefeller said. “They believe that violent video games are no more dangerous to young minds than classic literature or Saturday morning cartoons. Parents, pediatricians, and psychologists know better.”
Saturday morning cartoons that show characters shooting each other and blowing each other up don’t cause criminals to commit crime.
The impact of violent video games on youthful behaviors has been debated for years. However, the topic took center stage last week after Adam Lanza, a reportedly avid gamer, killed 20 innocent children, his mother, and school officials, in one of the worst school shootings in American history.
Rockefeller said he will call on the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission to “expand their work in this area.”
“Changes in technology now allow kids to access violent content on-line with less parental involvement,” the senator said in a statement. “It is time for these two agencies to take a fresh look at these issues.”