House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi isn't sold on the idea of violent video games, movies and TV shows as the reason for violent behavior in America, according to a recent interview with Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday.
Research into the effect of violent video games has become a hot topic, with bills making their way back into Congress. According to Vice President Joe Biden, no one should "be afraid of the facts" of doing research.
Wallace, however, doesn't think that more study is necessary. A video of the interview was posted by The Huffington Post.
"As part of your plan, you call for more scientific research on the connection between popular culture and violence," Wallace said. "We don't need another study, respectfully. I mean, we know that these video games, where people have their heads splattered, these movies, these TV shows — why don't you go to your friends in Hollywood and challenge them? Shame them, and say, 'Knock it off?'"
Pelosi, however, disagreed that violent video games were the only cause.
"I understand what you're saying," Pelosi said. "I'm a mother. I'm a grandmother. But the evidence says that in Japan, for example, they have the most violent games than the rest and the lowest mortality from guns. I don't know what the explanation is for that except they may have good gun laws."
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