California Senator Calls Out NRA For Response To Newtown Shooting
In response to the terrible Newtown, CT shooting, the National Rifle Association went after just about every major form of media entertainment, especially video games.
Such a stance has generated a wide variety of responses, and not just within the gaming community. California Senator Leland Yee has commented on the NRA's response at his website, saying quite clearly that he has little respect for the NRA vice president's reaction:
"I find it mind-boggling that the NRA suddenly cares about the harmful effects of ultra-violent video games. When our law was before the Supreme Court – while several states, medical organizations, and child advocates submitted briefs in support of California’s efforts – the NRA was completely silent. Now, rather than face reality and be part of the solution to the widespread proliferation of assault weapons in America, they attempt to pass the buck. More guns are not the answer to protecting our children, as evident by the fact that armed guards weren’t enough to stop the tragedy at Columbine High School. The NRA’s response is pathetic and completely unacceptable."
Obviously, your response will differ depending on your stance on gun control. I respectfully decline to comment on the issue, as I've seen enough not-so-friendly debate already. If you must discuss this in all its complex, combustible glory, please do so in a relatively civil fashion.
12/23/2012 9:24:58 PM Ben Dutka