Biden to Huddle With Video Game Industry Today
No word on whether games will be in recommendations he sends to prez
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2013 10:29 AM CST
President Barack Obama stands with Vice President Joe Biden as he makes a statement on Dec. 19, 2012 in the White House about policies he will pursue following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School...   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

(Newser) – Leading video game industry reps will today meet with Joe Biden, who has announced he will send the White House's gun violence task force's recommendations to the president by Tuesday, reports the Hill. Among those in attendance will be the CEO of lobbying group the Entertainment Software Association, which represents companies such as Electronic Arts and Microsoft. Violent video games have once again come under fire in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, but there's no word on whether Biden's list of recommendations will mention such games. Tighter background checks will likely make the cut, but maybe not a renewal of the ban on assault weapons.

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Wrongdirection
Jan 14, 2013 11:24 AM CST
Actually Biden needs to make recommendation as to placing background checks on the youth that want to purchase violent games. You can't deny a sane person a permit to buy a gun if they have a mentally sick child that plays violent video games and would act out on them given they could access a gun or other means! 10 to 1 if you start putting drano and other chemicals in these videos to poison people...see what starts coming out in the news media.. Please be my guess! And they talk about Gateway Drugs!!! Let us apply that thought to Violent Videos...Huh?
realtruth
Jan 11, 2013 3:09 PM CST
It is funny.. As long as the attention was focused on NRA and Guns.. All Liberals are on board.. But talk Violence and Gaming.. Al the sudden its Hell No.. Leave me and my games alone..
JMullins
Jan 11, 2013 12:12 PM CST
They should meet with the press corps. They are ones that show these incidents in a way that causes copycats.