Recently, a shooting at a Florida high school led to 17 people losing their lives when a former student attacked the school with an assault rifle. In the aftermath of this tragedy, people are looking for changes in policies to prevent things like this from happening again in the future. Despite all of this, President Trump is looking for a scapegoat, and he has openly blamed video games as the cause of acts of violence such as this.
“I’m hearing more and more people say the level of violence on video games is really shaping young people’s thoughts,” Trump said during a White House meeting on school safety on February 22, 2018. And you go the further step, and that’s the movies. You see these movies, and they’re so violent. And yet a kid is able to see the movie if sex isn’t involved, but killing is involved, and maybe they have to put a rating system for that.”