As America struggles to figure out why Adam Lanza shot 20 children and 6 adults, some lawmakers have - predictably - turned their attention from gun laws to video games.
Adam Lanza reportedly played Call of Duty and Starcraft, among other combat games.
"I think we need to [address] the culture of violence that may be spawned by video games," Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) told Politico.
Connecticut's other Senator, Joe Lieberman, even suggested that there's a direct link between playing video games and committing mass murder:
"Very often, these young men have had an almost hypnotic involvement in some form of violence in our entertainment culture, particularly violent video games. And then they obtain guns and become not just troubled young men but mass murderers." Lieberman called for a commission to examine the connection.
And Obama's spokesman David Axelrod asked via Twitter, "[S]houldn't we also quit marketing murder as a game?"
But it's hard to imagine a feasible law that could emerge from concern over video games. As Politico notes, last year the Supreme Court nixed CA's law banning violent game sales to minors.
Via Politico Pro.
Posted 7am PST.