Sen. Jay Rockefeller’s Violent Media Study Bill Offered as Amendment to Gun Control Bill

In a sneaky move to get his misguided legislation passed easier, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) has offered his media violence research bill (a study related to the effects of violent video games and movies on children in America) as an amendment to gun-control legislation currently before the Senate, according to a committee spokesperson speaking to Broadcasting Cable (thanks to BearDogg-X for the tip). The amendment is the same as the standalone bill Rockefeller introduced in January in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Connecticut.

Rockefeller's bill, the Violent Content Research Act of 2013, calls for the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct a comprehensive study of whether violent video games, television, and movies has any harmful effects on kids, including causing them to be aggressive or causing already aggressive kids to be even more aggressive.

Rockefeller's bill also hopes to determine if video games have a unique impact due to their interactive nature and "the extraordinarily personal and vivid way violence might be portrayed in such video games."

If debate is allowed on the gun control bill, Rockefeller's amendment would be subject to an up or down vote.

Source: Broadcasting Cable

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    NyuRena says:

    I know this is ad hominem, but he looks like what I imagine the face of the inquisitors of old looked like, as he looks up at the innocent women he is having tortured, for his sexual pleasure and monetary gain of course, for being "witches".

    (If he does not need evidence,  I'm off the hook too.)

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    black manta says:

    Well, the good news is that it looks like it won't even make it to debate.  The bad news is that the Gun Bill it was attached to will also not make it to debate.  There weren't enough votes.

    Bunch of craven cowards!

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    BearDogg-X says:

    I hope that's the case.

    Proud supporter of the New Orleans Saints, LSU, 1st Amendment; Real American; Hound of Justice; Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always

    Saints(3-4), LSU(7-0)

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