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  • Ever since the tragic shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut last month,

  • American politicians have been scrambling to concoct new legislation in an attempt to

  • stem the tide of these violent outbursts.

  • Today, President Barack Obama revealed a slew of possible actions, many suggested by a task

  • force headed-up by Vice President Joe Biden, including a series of suggestions to Congress.

  • As pointed out by the Washington Times, embedded in his suggestions to Congress is the requested

  • allocation of $10 million to study violent media.

  • However, it’s not as significant as it may seem, with the Times noting thatPresident

  • Obama’s pushback against gun violence focuses heavily on new firearms restrictions and on

  • mental health, but video games and moviestwo cultural issues that many Americans

  • blame for violenceget little attention.”

  • The requested money amounts to, in governmental terms, an incredibly paltry sum. The American

  • government spends over $10 billion dollars per day.

  • Nonetheless, should Congress vote to allocate $10 million to the Centers for Disease Control

  • and Prevention, the group will be able to undertake a studyinvestigating the relationship

  • between video games, media images, and violence.”

  • But here’s the important part, according to the Times: “…overall, the White House

  • said that while limiting guns is the role of the government, controlling what Americans

  • see in movies and games is best left to parents.”

  • With Congress at an impasse over the debt ceiling, it’s unclear whether the Republican-controlled

  • House of Representatives and the Democrat-controlled Senate will agree to any of Obama’s suggestions,

  • nonetheless this one. However, well keep you posted if and when legislation is officially

  • drafted and sent to Congress.

  • For more video game news, stay tuned to IGN.

Ever since the tragic shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut last month,

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