Video games are “a bigger problem than guns.” according to Tennessee state Senator Lamar Alexander today on MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown.
Despite his view on video games, Alexander stated that he does not believe that any anti-gun bills or any anti-game bills will take affect and will take a step to solving the problem of preventing shooting sprees like the Sandy Hook massacre and many others due to the American First and Second Amendment.
“I’m going to wait and see on all of these bills,” said the Tennessee senator. “I think video games is a bigger problem than guns, because video games affect people. But the First Amendment limits what we can do about video games and the Second Amendment to the Constitution limits what we can do about guns. So the details matter to me. I’m going to be skeptical of any of these proposals and examine them in light of the Second Amendment to the Constitution.”
Video games and the topic of violence have been in the news quite a bit since the start of the year. It began with President Obama asking Congress for a commission of $10 million into studying the link between violent media and the recent shootings in December 2012 as one example. A proposed tax on video games was also suggested for legislation earlier in the month as well.
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