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January 14, 2013
Biden targets movies, video games
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The Washington Times reports:

President Obama promised an all-of-the-above examination of gun violence in the wake of the school shootings in Connecticut last month, but the video game and movie industries say they’re not part of the problem.

Vice President Joseph R. Biden, who will unveil his recommendations for combating gun violence this week, met with representatives of those stakeholder groups after similar meetings with sportsmen, gun rights groups and gun safety organizations.

But while groups like the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence have actively lobbied for specific action, such as expanding background checks for all gun buyers, the movie industry says it’s already doing what it can in the wake of the shooting rampage last month in which 20 children and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

“This industry has a long-standing commitment to provide parents the tools necessary to make the right viewing decisions for their families,” a group of six organizations, including the Motion Picture Association of America, said in a statement. “We welcome the opportunity to share that history and look forward to doing our part to seek meaningful solutions.”
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