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Politicians Again Blame Video Games for Shootings, Despite Evidence

Aug 05, 2019 - The New York Times

Said one expert: “The data on bananas causing suicide is about as conclusive.”

After two mass shootings over the weekend that killed 31 people and wounded dozens more, powerful Republicans, including the president, blamed an old boogeyman: video games.

“We must stop the glorification of violence in our society,” President Trump said on Monday in a White House address on the shootings. “This includes the gruesome and grisly video games that are now commonplace.”

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