On Friday, Vice President Joe Biden looked to the video game industry for ideas to cure the gun violence in the nation, according to ABC News. Representatives of the video gaming industry net with the vice president on Friday to question just how video games may assist violent behavior – a notion that has been long been pondered by society.
Though many have put a great deal of blame on the video gaming industry for widespread violence across the nation, Biden said:
I come to this meeting with no judgement. You all know the judgement other people have made.
President Barack Obama gave Vice President Biden the duty of overseeing a committee that is designed to deal with the nation’s gun violence and gun control in the United States, and the teaming of Biden and guns has been headlines often since the beginning of the new year. The project was inspired by the massacre that occurred Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown, Conn., at Sandy Hook Elementary School in which 20 children and seven adults were killed by Adam Lanza.
This coming Tuesday, Biden will be presenting President Obama with recommendations regarding gun violence in America. Besides information from Friday’s meeting with video gaming representatives, Biden met with representatives of the entertainment industry and the Motion Picture Association of America on Thursday.
Of course, Biden's oft-colorful language never escapes the media. Quite inappropriately during the gun violence talks today, the vice president said he was "shooting for Tuesday" as his timeline for presenting his findings to President Obama. Additionally, he said there is no "silver bullet" when it comes to dealing with gun violence and gun control.
In related news, the National Rifle Association, which has also met with Biden, severely criticized the Obama administration’s proposals on Thursday that would limit high-capacity ammunition magazines and ban assault weapons.
Previously, however, Obama has been quite assertive in stating that the proposals to the United States Congress on gun violence and gun controls will include – yet not be limited to – a ban on the selling of assault weapons in the nation, limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines, as well as strict universal background checks for any gun purchasers in spite of the politically-strong National Rifle Association (NRA).
President Obama is expected to announce his plans on gun violence and gun control shortly after being sworn in on Jan. 21 for his second term.