The issue of violence and video games have been a heavy topic in today's society. Many Americans blame the violence in video games and movies for the tragedies that have taken place in recent years. While many of these Americans want to control what people can watch and play at their homes, President Obama doesn't think it's a key issue in the matter.
Today VP Joe Biden and Pres. Obama were in talks of how to limit the violence taking place with guns. What they decided was that firearm restrictions and mental health were the key issues in the prevention of violence. Limiting what the American people can watch and play should be left to the parents in the home, not the government.
When it came to video games, the president asked congress to approve $10 million to the CDC to begin "investigating the relationship between video games, media images and violence".
Hopefully, now that the president himself has made an opinion on the matter, the rest of America will put the issue to rest. Video games are just that, games. The children and adults who pick up those controllers are completely aware that they are only made for fun. It's all just make believe. No one playing Grand Theft Auto V will decide to go steal a car and shoot up a police station.
It is extremely devastating what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School, no one is denying that. Though, the individual responsible for that was very sick, mentally, and that is the issue that needs to be addressed. Not what video games were in his collection.