Let's Go There: Video Games and Mass Shootings

Trump is blaming video games for mass shootings, but are video games bad?

August 6, 2019

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Following the recent tragedies that took place in the United States, the discussion of violent video games being the cause of shootings has popped up once again.  President  Donald Trump is now blaming"gruesome and grisly video games" for adding to the "glorification of violence in our society.” Many on social media were quick to add that there are violent video games around the world in places where there is less violence than in America. Rod Breslau, gaming and Esports journalist and consultant, joins Let’s Go There to offer insights on why video games continue getting a bad rap, why Trump’s statement were wrong and the actual benefits of gaming.