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California Senator Leland Yee Apologizes To Gamers

by Ben Reeves on Jan 29, 2013 at 12:12 PM

California's Senator apologizes to gamers for saying they have "no credibility" when it comes to the debate about violent games.

In 2011, California State Senator Leland Yee authored the anti-game legislation that was struck down by the Supreme Court. A few days ago, Lee told the San Francisco Chronicle that "Gamers have just got to quiet down. Gamers have no credibility in this argument." Apparently, Yee got some advice that this statement might not have been the best PR move and quickly issued an apology via twitter, "Gamers, I admittedly didnt use best words to SFchron. Meant video game industry has inherent conflict of interest in the gun violence debate."

Yee went on to add, "I have a lot of respect for many gamers - many are on my staff and in my family - but the industry has profited at the expense of children."

Does this soften your opinion on what Yee said last week?

[Source: Game Politics]