Good news for the videogame industry.
Nancy Pelosi, who is a House Minority Leader, has come out in support of videogames and has stated that they aren’t the sole reason for violent behavior in America.
The entire topic has been blown out of proportion after the Sandy Hook Shootings, where the shooter was believed to be a fan of Mass Effect; a videogame developed by EA.
In an interview with Chris Wallace of Fox News, she had a lot to say, and revealed that study into the violent behavior due to videogames isn’t necessary.
Wallace asked her a question: “As part of your plan, you call for more scientific research on the connection between popular culture and violence. We don’t need another study, respectfully. I mean, we know that these video games, where people have their heads splattered, these movies, these TV shows — why don’t you go to your friends in Hollywood and challenge them? Shame them, and say, ‘Knock it off?'”
Pelosi replied: “I understand what you’re saying. I’m a mother. I’m a grandmother. But the evidence says that in Japan, for example, they have the most violent games than the rest and the lowest mortality from guns. I don’t know what the explanation is for that except they may have good gun laws.”
You can watch the whole video on Huffington Post.