President Trump last week kicked off a meeting with lawmakers and entertainment executives by playing a compilation video of violent video game footage of kills and deaths. The meeting was to show the possible effect violent video games may have on youth and teenagers today.
According to Breitbart, members at the meeting included "Melissa Henson of the Parents Television Council, Dave Grossman, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who has long argued that video games cause violence in teens, Mike Gallagher, the CEO of the video game trade association Entertainment Software Association (ESA), video game developer ZeniMax Media CEO Robert Altman, Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick, Pat Vance, the President of the Entertainment Software Rating Board, Brent Bozell of the conservative Media Research Center, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., and Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala"
Video games executives deny that violent games directly correlate to violence among teens, but what say you? Could violent video games be a factor in the school shootings such as the one that occurred in Parkland, Florida?