Nancy Pelosi the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives was interviewed on Fox News Sunday and has some interesting words in regards to gun violence and the constant back and forth trying to figure out where the “blame” should be placed.
Pelosi has some interesting things to say in regards to violent media and it effects that include the following:
In Japan for example, they have the most violent games than the rest, and the lowest mortality from guns. I don’t know what the explanation is for that, except they may have good gun laws.
I think we have to do it all, and that’s why we included in there that we have to take a look at what these games are. I don’t think we should do anything anecdotally. We have a saying here, ‘the plural of anecdote is not data.’ So we want to know what is the evidence, what will really make a difference here. And I think it has to be comprehensive.
It is understandable that it is better to ensure that all the information is properly gathered before picking one side or the other. Another thing that these politicians do tend to ignore is that responsibility also falls onto the parents that purchase things for their children. Studies are good and all but parents need to be held accountable for what they expose their children to and understand what content is appropriate based on ratings such as those provided by the ERSB.