Obama: "Congress Should Fund Research on the Effect Violent Videogames Have on Young Minds"

By Joel Taveras

January 16, 2013

In the wake of the violence that shook the town of Newtown, Connecticut only 33 days ago, President Barack Obama took the podium today to unveil White House proposals on gun control. Today, the President will be outlining “23 executive actions” that he and Vice President Joe Biden believe will help to create real gun control reform.

Universal background checks and funding into mental health programs were among the actions receiving the highest praise, but during the speech President Obama also aimed his sights at “violent” videogames stating “I will direct the center for disease control to go ahead and study the best way to reduce it.. and congress should fund research on the effects that violent video games have on young minds.”

Again, just like Representative Franklin from Missouri who is planning on taxing violent games, no other forms of media outside of gaming were brought up during the White House press conference.


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Joel Taveras is one of the founding members of DualShockers. He hails from New York City where he lives with his wife and two sons. During his tenure with the site, he's held every position from news writer to community manager to editor in chief. Currently he manages the behind the scenes and day-to-day operations at the publication.

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