President Donald Trump met video games industry representatives, parents groups, and lawmakers about violence on Thursday.
The meeting was part of Pres. Trump’s response to the Florida school shooting that led to the deaths of 17 people. After the horrific incident, the President suggested that violent movies and video games may be a contributing factor to school shooting.
“I’m hearing more and more people say the level of violence on video games is really shaping young people’s thoughts. And then you go the further step and that’s the movies. You see these movies, they’re so violent, and yet a kid is able to see the movie if sex isn’t involved, but killing is involved,” said Pres. Trump on February 22.
On Thursday, Pres. Trump started the meeting by showing clips of violent video games. After that, he asked the attendees, “What do you think needs to be done?
A fact-based conversation
The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) considers the meeting as an opportunity to have a fact-based conversation” about video games.