By Alex Gangitano,, 8-6-19

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which represents the $43.4-billion U.S. video game industry, pushed back on attempts to connect games with gun violence.

“More than 165 million Americans enjoy video games, and billions of people play video games worldwide.  Yet other societies, where video games are played as avidly, do not contend with the tragic levels of violence that occur in the U.S.,” the ESA said in a statement.

Following two mass shootings this weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, President Trump called for action on video games after tying the industry to part of the problem with violence in the U.S. …

“Numerous scientific studies have established that there is no causal connection between video games and violence,” the ESA said.

Some Republican lawmakers pushed the same message as Trump and put blame on video games.  » Read More