In the wake of the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary, where 20 children were shot and killed, Vice President Joe Biden met with representatives from the video game industry last Friday.
Part of that meeting with Biden was recorded, as well, and I’ve embedded it below.
"We know this is a complex problem," said Biden. "We know there's no single answer, and quite frankly we don't even know whether some of the things people think impact on this impact on it or not. So I want you to know you have not been singled out for help.”
Biden is expected to brief President Obama sometime today with recommendations for how the Administration can respond to the outcry over our nation’s most recent encounter with gun violence on a massive scale.
Reuters reports representatives in attendance were from Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts, E-Line Media, Entertainment Software Association, Entertainment Software Ratings Board, Epic Games, GameStop, Sesame Workshop, Take-Two Interactive, Texas A&M University, University of Wisconsin at Madison, and Zenimax Media.
Additionally, the National Rifle Association, which partially blamed video games for the incident at Sandy Hook, released an app set in the first-person for iOS platforms today called NRA: Practice Range. It's available to download for free for anyone ages four and up. Weird? Weird.