Democrats want a crack down on violent video games

As scrutiny of the Newtown, Conn., massacre continued on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Democratic lawmakers pointed fingers at another culprit in addition to the nation’s gun laws: Violent video games.

Reports that school shooter Adam Lanza played such video games as “Call of Duty” and “Starcraft” led some members of Congress to call for more scrutiny of an entertainment culture they say glorifies violence, as one prominent gamer called for a national day of “ceasefire” for those who play online shooting games.

“I think we need to do everything possible we can to prevent such tragedies, including addressing the culture of violence that may be spawned by video games,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) told POLITICO Tuesday.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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