No, there's still no link between video games and violence

No, there's still no link between video games and violence

Considering Trump was explicit in how he wanted to proceed with legislation in numerous topics during his speech, his plan for video games is unclear. In a television interview on Fox News "Sunday Morning Futures" when asked about the two deadly mass shooting in Texas and OH the top Republican expressed his concerns about the "bad influence" of video games. We've watched from studies shown before what it does to individuals.

Hillary Clinton, who unsuccessfully challenged Trump in the 2016 presidential race, dismissed video games as a possible reason for the shootings.

"I've always felt that is a problem for future generations and others".

"But the only place where you see this kind of narrative still hold any water, that games and violence are related to each other, is in the United States".

Donald Trump on Monday addressed the mass shootings that took 34 lives over the weekend, blaming video games and mental illness.

McCarthy made the remarks after two mass shootings within 24 hours.

Following these comments from McCarthy, Trump, and Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, multiple political and entertainment figures denounced blaming video games for causing mass shootings. Patrick said according to the Washington Examiner. "In this manifesto that we believe is from the shooter, in this manifesto he talks about living out his 'super soldier fantasy on Call of Duty'".

He acknowledged that "there have been studies that say [videogames] impact people, and studies that say it does not", but added: "I look at the common denominators, as a 60-something father and grandfather myself, what's changed in this country?" "I think it's time for all of America to take a real close look, if we haven't already, we should have, of where we are".

The decline among video-game makers was in line with the overall stock market trend.

Both the industry and its supporters also point to another fact: Violent games like "Call of Duty" are played across the globe, yet no other country has a rate of gun violence as high as the USA, suggesting that causes other than video games may be to blame.

"We've always had guns and we've always had evil, but what's changed when we see this rash of shootings?"

The New York Times has been critical of any such connection between mass shootings and video games. He claimed that juvenile crime is at its lowest levels seen since three decades ago. McCarthy never cites any specific studies that back-up his point regarding the effects that video games have had on adolescents, although it's no secret that many have found a wide array of results with some studies stating that video games do affect violence in youths and others saying that they have no effect whatsoever. "The overwhelming majority of kids who play do not commit antisocial acts".

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