The proposals to curb gun violence that President Obama will announce today are expected to include restrictions on certain kinds of guns and ammunition. They may also include mental health programs and ways of addressing violent images in video games, movies and television.
Vice President Joe Biden (left) met with NAB President Gordon Smith (directly opposite) and other media lobbyists on Thursday night to discuss efforts to curb gun violence, but it was unclear what more Washington could do to force the entertainment industry to temper the blood and guts.
As part of Vice President Joe Biden’s task force investigating gun violance, he will meet Thursday with representatives of the entertainment industry including the NAB, NCTA, MPAA, Comcast, the National Association of Theatre Owners and the Directors Guild of America.
President Obama announced the creation of a White House task force, led by Vice President Joseph Biden, to come up with a series of recommendations in the wake of the school shootings in Connecticut, including an examination of “a culture that too often glorifies guns and violence.” Also today, Sen. Jay Rockefeller introduced a bill to study the impact of violent content, including video games and TV programming on children.