Claims Sandy Hook shows need for change.
By Tim Colwill on April 8, 2013 at 11:14 am
Democratic US Senator Dianne Feinstein last week raised the possibility that the Senate could or should step in to legislate the amount of violence in gaming.
In San Francisco last Wednesday, Feinstein was discussing how to respond to the the Sandy Hook shooting with legislation, and claimed that games provide “a very negative role for young people, and the industry ought to take note of that.”
“If Sandy Hook doesn’t do it, if the knowledge of these video games this young man played doesn’t, then maybe we have to proceed, but that is in the future,” she continued.
In the same interview Feinstein also claimed that the NRA had attempted to intimidate politicians by threatening to sponsor their opponents heavily in future elections if they were to push for bans on assault weapons or high-capacity ammunition magazines.