GOP Congressman Calls On Government To Address Violence In Video Games

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week on Sunday that, because of the violent “realism” found in “games and movies,” some young adults are unable to make the transition from their teen years to adulthood, leading to a mental health crisis.

Discussing the recent mass shooting in Connecticut, Stephanopoulos asked about government’s specific responsibility and Chaffetz responded, “I wish there was one thing we could do to make sure that this never, ever, ever happens again.” He went on to note that mental health and violence in the media were both important issues to consider.

Chaffetz expressed his belief that communities, rather than just government, should take the lead in solving this problem. “We’re also going to need to look at the families and communities and churches,” Chaffetz said. “It’s not just a government solution.”

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