Video game has been liked to real-world violence, US President Donald Trump told to leading gaming industry. The President has hosted a White House roundtable with video game company CEOs and representatives, after a teenage gunman shot 17 people dead with a semi-automatic rifle at his former Florida high school. After this incident in Florida, Trump pointed to video games as a possible contributing factor in firearms violence.
In the meeting where gaming company’s CEO, representatives were defending their industry in an ongoing debate about the alleged links between violent games and real-life violence. Donald Trump, “acknowledged some studies have indicated there is a correlation between video game violence and real violence,” a White House statement said. He further added the meeting was centered on whether violent video games, including games that graphically simulate killing, desensitize our community to violence.
The shooting incident in Florida has reignited a national debate over the gun. The US President Donald Trump said that he’s “hearing more and more people say the level of violence on video games is really shaping young people’s thoughts.”
Not only Donald Trump found the content of the video games gruesome but the two organisations, The American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has also taken a stand against it.
The Gaming industry has been putting all its efforts to Washington in hopes of persuading lawmakers that virtual violence does not trigger real world outbursts.