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How About a "Select Committee on Violence"?

Caleb2 Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 1:05 AM
The violent video games, movies, etc. are a symptom rather than a cause of people acting like animals. We've largely banished morality from the public square, and are reaping the rewards.
Cappmann Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 8:24 AM
Personally, I think the entire violence issue is a mental health problem. I enjoy violent, shoot-em up movies, and I enjoy violent, shoot-em up video games. I am an avid gun owner. And, after watching a shoot-em up movie or playing such a game, I have NEVER had the urge to go to a school or mall and start blasting. PARENTS are to blame, not movies, video games, or guns. Parents are SUPPOSED to teach their kids several basic things, like movies and games ARE NOT REAL, and people REALLY DIE in real-life when you shoot them. And top these lessons off with some actual MORALS and SENSE of RESPONSIBILITY, and we would have far less violence in America.

Today, the NRA met with Joe Biden and Eric Holder.  Not surprisingly, little accord was reached. The NRA rightly perceives that gun control is the only agenda in which The White House has an interest.

But Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) has posted a tweet with an excellent idea from listener "Hal": How about a Select Committee on Violence in America?  Isn't this something the House could set up on its own? And one of its merit, as the tweet points out, is that it would allow (indeed, require) testimony from Hollywood and video game producers.

Look, liberals are always wanting to have...