Congress seems to lack the will to prevent real gun violence, but they may try to do something about the mock gun violence in video games.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that Congress may be forced to take action to limit video game violence. The California Democrat is the latest to add her voice to a chorus of lawmakers, including many Republicans, who have connected violence in video games to gun violence.
How reassuring. If we cannot protect our children, at least we can protect the pixelated victims of “Call of Duty.”
In January, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd that he believes “video games is a bigger problem than guns, because video games affect people.”
First let us stop and admire the Senator’s command of the English language, “Video games is a bigger problem than guns.”
And then, “Because video games affect people.”
Relax America, we are in good hands. If Congress can’t stop another Sandy Hook shooter perhaps they can protect the pixelated victims in Call of Duty. And, after that, perhaps congress can at least get universal health care for the Sims.