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Politics Trump to meet with video games executives about school violence

00:51  02 march  2018
00:51  02 march  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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President Trump will meet with executives of the video games industry next week to discuss school violence in response to the deadly shooting in Parkland, Fla., the White House announced on Thursday.

"Next week he'll also be meeting with members of the video game industry to see what they can do on that front as well," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters at Thursday's briefing.

"This is going to be an ongoing process and something that we don't expect to happen overnight. But something that we're going to be engaged in and continue to look for the best ways possible to make sure we're doing everything we can to protect schools across the country," she said.

Trump raises concerns about impact of violent movies: 'Maybe they have to put a rating system for that'

  Trump raises concerns about impact of violent movies: 'Maybe they have to put a rating system for that' President Trump on Thursday warned about the influence of violence in movies while discussing school safety and mass shootings, suggesting it could be a contributing factor to recent mass shootings. Trump made the comments during a meeting at the White House on school safety attended by lawmakers and top administration officials, where the president addressed a number of issues in addition to gun violence.

President Trump will meet with video game executives to discuss school safety, according to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

NEW: President Trump to meet with members of the video game industry next week as part of discussion on school safety, Press Sec. Also, since the video game industry has spent literally DECADES rejecting the idea that they’re to blame for violence , this sounds like a pretty contentious

At a recent meeting at the White House with lawmakers and administration officials, Trump raised concern about the influence of violence in movies and video games. He floated the idea of launching a ratings system, which already exists for both games and films in the United States.

"I'm hearing more and more people say the level of violence on video games is really shaping young people's thoughts. And you go one further step and that's the movies. ... Maybe they have to put a rating system for that," Trump said at last week's White House meeting.

The president additionally met with a group of lawmakers from both parties at the White House on Wednesday where he called on Congress to pass a host of gun restrictions, putting him at odds with most Republicans and the National Rifle Association.

The meeting comes a few weeks after the Feb. 14 high school shooting that left 17 people dead and more than a dozen injured.

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