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Obama Calls for Research Into Violent Video Games

US President Barack Obama has called for an inquiry into how violent video games affect America’s children.

CVG reports that Obama was outlining his agenda to address tighter gun control, in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, and has asked Congress to fund the research into the potential effects of violent video games on children.

Obama has said, “And while year after year, those who oppose even modest gun safety measures have threatened to defund scientific or medical research into the causes of gun violence, I will direct the Centers for Disease Control to go ahead and study the best way to reduce it – and Congress should fund research into the effects that violent video games have on young minds.”

US President Barack Obama Gun violence in the is top of US President Barack Obama's agenda - and he's looking into anything that may contribute, including violent video games.

He added, “We don’t benefit from ignorance. We don’t benefit from not knowing the science of this epidemic of violence.”

Obama is calling for $10 million to be allocated to research into the causes of gun violence in the US – and this includes investigating the potential effects that violent media and video games can have on children.

This follows Vice President Joe Biden’s meeting with several game executives as part of figuring out how to tackle the issue of America’s culture of gun violence.