Trump meeting with video game bosses revives tenuous link to gun violence

Debate over connection between games and crime dates back to Columbine – but despite moral panic evidence doesn’t stack up

Donald Trump will host executives from the video game industry at the White House on Thursday, resurrecting a debate over the link between violent video games and gun-related deaths in the aftermath of the Parkland high school shooting.

The meeting comes as the president and lawmakers in Washington face continued pressure to act in the wake of the 14 February massacre at Marjory Stoneman High School, which left 17 people dead.

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Source: theguardian
Trump meeting with video game bosses revives tenuous link to gun violence