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Obama Asks Congress To Fund Study On Game Violence

by Matt Helgeson on Jan 16, 2013 at 06:26 AM

During a press conference this morning, President Obama called for the legislature to fund a study on the effects of violent video games and other media.

In the conference, which also announced 23 executive orders on gun control, Obama mentioned the proposed study. Later, the wire service Reuters received confirmation from a "senior administration official" that Obama "would be asking for $10 million for the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study the root causes of gun violence, including any relationship to video games and media images."

This request follows a recent series of meetings that Vice President Joe Biden held with executives and representatives of the game industry in Washington, D.C. last week.

Sources: Gamasutra, CNN, Reuters