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Obama has few tools to fight
violence in media, attorneys say

The Hill [Washington DC], by Jennifer Martinez

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/12/2013 5:44:14 PM

The Obama administration has few tools available to take action against violence in video games and entertainment content, attorneys say. This week, Vice President Joe Biden and other administration officials held meetings with entertainment trade association chiefs and video game industry representatives, among other industry groups and stakeholders, to discuss curbing gun violence in the United States after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December. Following the meetings, Biden is poised to deliver policy recommendations on gun violence to President Obama on

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: quark, 1/12/2013 5:48:48 PM     (No. 9113184)

Thats only because he doesn´t want to go there.
This is all about gun grabbing.

I´ll be surprised if anything in the report covers mental health (since all of the shooters had problems) but of course its the guns fault.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 1/12/2013 5:58:50 PM     (No. 9113189)

How about the frikkin Bully Pulpit. How about shame and public pressure. Gutless pansy.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: yo-yo, 1/12/2013 6:09:19 PM     (No. 9113201)

Issue an Executive Order to shut down the power grid, but then I guess he is already doing that with his energy policies.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: devnull, 1/12/2013 6:22:53 PM     (No. 9113217)

Not true. Since at the time of the Constitution, the press consisted of manually printed handbills, short pamphlets, and hand written letters certainly the founding fathers intended these and no others be protected by the First Amendment. Therefore, there is no controlling legal authority to prevent the termination of all broadcasts or mass-produced media. And since there is no "media" QED there is no violence in media. Easy peasy.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 1/12/2013 6:25:29 PM     (No. 9113219)

They really do think we´re stupid...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 1/12/2013 6:28:38 PM     (No. 9113225)

No tools to put curbs on the entertainment industry, but tools to void the 2nd amendment! Who would have thought?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 1/12/2013 7:03:44 PM     (No. 9113257)

I am waiting for his highness to monitor the emails we send. Actually that would keep him busy but on the other hand, he would just increase the government employees list at high salaries. Lie, spend money and ignore the Constitution - dem motto.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: calgrammy, 1/12/2013 7:11:25 PM     (No. 9113263)

On Real News on Blaze channel yesterday, Biden asked Pastors to preach gun control from the pulpit. I haven´t got a link, will have to find a video from show, I know it was at the last segment. I got so angry actually forgot name of person interviewed via phone.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: neanderthal, 1/12/2013 7:14:55 PM     (No. 9113266)

Further, it´s not even part of the equation. Violence in the media has nothing to do with disarming Americans so the tyrant in chief can complete his agenda.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 1/12/2013 7:32:39 PM     (No. 9113278)

Sure he can! An Executive Order demanding that all bloggers and comments on web sites have the users real name and address registered with the Federal Government. Unless you work for the MSM.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Achilles, 1/12/2013 7:55:42 PM     (No. 9113302)

It really does not matter how matter "tools" they dream up. The fact is, the first amendment protects violent video games and entertainment. There goes that pesky constitutional thing again!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/12/2013 7:55:50 PM     (No. 9113303)

Obama is not going to mess with the movie, television, and video game industries that put out a huge amount of violent content in their movies, TV shows, and video games as they are mostly all liberal Democrat supporters.

Obama and the liberal Democrats will attempt to ban as many semi-automatic handguns and rifles as possible that the liberal Democrats have decided to define as being "assault weapons" because the are produced and sold by the US small arms and related industries, that are conservative oriented businesses aligned mostly with the Republicans.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/12/2013 8:19:39 PM     (No. 9113321)

"Obama has few tools ..."

That speaks volumes.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: noproblems, 1/12/2013 9:02:23 PM     (No. 9113341)

what a fool. the only power a president has in this regard is the power of persuasion. 0bama and the dimms gets too much money from Hollywood to ask them to give up $$ made from violence.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: hamrman, 1/12/2013 9:06:24 PM     (No. 9113348)

Hypocrite...

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Reply 16 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 1/12/2013 9:26:07 PM     (No. 9113370)

Not true, he has plenty of "tools"; they are sitting in his cabinet.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/12/2013 9:31:10 PM     (No. 9113376)

He wants to grab your guns, yet he has no idea how to influence the violence in video games, not to mention the violence in the films his Hollyweird friends make. Disgusting.

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