Okay, who's next? You, Murphy. Speak up. We haven't heard your BS yet.
The latest politician to speak out against violent video games in the wake of the Newtown school shooting is Democratic Connecticut senator Chris Murphy. Speaking at a recent press conference (as cited by GamePolitics ), Murphy said the tragedy might not have happened if games didn't glorify excessive violence:
"I think there's a question as to whether he would have driven in his mother's car in the first place if he didn't have access to a weapon that he saw in video games that gave him a false sense of courage about what he could do that day."
The string continues. President Obama has called for more studies involving the effects violent games can have on children, various politicians have called for a tax against violent games and making the ESRB ratings legally binding, and the NRA has issued a statement on the matter, too. One of these days, I figure a politician will actually have to do some real research before opening his or her mouth but evidently, that's not going to happen any time soon. So all I can do is refer them to my latest article .
It's the best I can do.