Trump's video game meeting may not lead to any further action

A former banker and Hollywood producer US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is intensely loyal to Donald Trump and in public remarks has tried to soften the president's confrontational

President Trump is summoning the video game industry Friday to help him decide if violent games are linked to violent behavior.

Today, president Donald Trump met with a few game makers - and a few against video games in general - to discuss violence in our favorite products, and how they might be affecting today's youth.

Henson, who has a 9-year-old son, said she thinks more detailed video game ratings should be available to parents. According to Glixel, neither Henson nor any of the other anti-video game advocates in attendance could name any of the games that the scenes came from. The conservative watchdog group's program director, Melissa Henson, said there are huge challenges to keeping violent games away from children.

Gaming industry figures trekked to Washington in hopes of persuading lawmakers that virtual violence does not trigger real world outbursts.

The White House posted an unlisted YouTube video Thursday titled "Violence in Video Games" - a montage of violent clips from various video games including Fallout 4, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, The Evil Within, and Wolfenstein: The New Order.

Henson continued by saying that the hour-long meeting ended with no real outcome. her group believes that video games are one of three core causes of violence in America, and there was a clear sense that this was not the only time Trump meant to meet to discuss the topic.

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It's clear that no decisions, or honestly anything of substance, were determined in the hourlong meeting Thursday, but the return of anti-game arguments does nothing but distract from real issues that need to be addressed and empower voices that seek to subvert protected speech with which they don't agree.

USA allies seeking to avoid the steel and aluminum tariffs approved by President Donald Trump might be asked to step up their financial commitments to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. "Some people, I think, try to force a connection".

It was the latest in a series of meetings Trump has held to talk about how to stop mass shootings at schools.

Trump is considering support for a range of legislative options, including toughening up background checks for gun buyers. Critics of the industry called for regulations that would make it hard for youths to buy violent games, and some asked Trump to widen the discussion to include violent movies and TV shows.

The president has in the past expressed the view that violent games were "shaping young people's thoughts".

The reality? What was penned to be a debate on the subject of video game violence appeared in fact to be more of a fact finding mission by the White House. It deemed games to be speech protected by the U.S. constitution's First Amendment.

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