There's no legal reason why they couldn't tax violent images?

Joe Biden meets with Faith-based organizations

By Grayshadow, Posted 14 May 2013

Since the mass shooting at Newtown, Connecticut in December Vice President Joe Biden has been in the spotlight in the debate against gun violence and gun control. In January, Biden led a task force, assigned by President Barack Obama, to examine possible measures to reduce gun violence in the US. This lead to Obama to call for scientific research in the effects of violent media on young minds.

Biden met with 20 representatives in May with faith-based organizations to discuss gun control and immigration, he also briefly talked about video games. According to Politico, Franklin Graham, the son of avangelist Billy Graham and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association told Biden "the government should consider taxing media companies that broadcast violent images and produce violent video games" and "he floated the idea that media and entertainment that portray violence should be subject to a special tax, with the proceeds going to help victims and their families.

Biden explained that "there was "no restriction on the ability to do that, there's no legal reason why they couldn't" tax violent images" according to Rabbi Julie. Biden explained to religious leaders that "they need a good scientific study, which they've done on things like smoking" according what Sister Marjorie Clark told Politico.

Since Janurary Biden expressed his interest in speaking and meeting with various organizations to understand the issue of gun violence from different communities. 

Source: Politico

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  • Brace yourselves, the spawn of stupidity has powerful seats in the right places!

    Edit: Wrote this on FB. just came out on a random whim for some reason. so ill post it here because it was about this.

    I dont believe or ever will believe in a connection between violent video games and violence. I have been playing games and violent ones at that since a very young age. and im pretty much a pacifist. I was taught right from wrong early on. So i dont feel the urge of picking up GTA and going out on a shooting spree in the middle of the street. This is all about parenting. and parents who believe that schools or the media or government should be in charge of what their child should do or say, then they shouldnt be parents. Its a parents job to nurture not let others do it for them. thats why society is soooo screwed up now. its not the government or the music thats to blame, its the parents. because they dont teach values anymore. kids are taught that if they want something, they should "be nice" for a week to get it. or bring me good grades to get them. regardless of what happens after the fact or if they are behaved or if they have learned anything from all of it. there are no more lessons learned. there is only manipulate until you get what you want. no more innocence, just growing up as fast as you can without enjoying your childhood. We are taught to stoop asking questions and accept things as they are. to follow the crowd instead of leading in your own way regardless of who follows. This whole thing with violence is just those same parents who lack the conviction to nurture their kids correctly, looking to blame someone other than themselves for their kids not turning out how they think they should. And its the same hypocritical parents who when someone tells their kid "hey dont do that" they barge in and make a scene and start saying "its my kid, you dont tell them what to do! ill raise them how think they should be raised"
    Posted May 15, 2013

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