Kevin McCarthy Suggests Video Games To Blame In Wake Of El Paso, Dayton Shootings

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The top Republican in the House expressed concern about the influence of video games following the two deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio over the weekend.

The idea of these video games, they dehumanize individuals to have a game of shooting individuals and others, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said in an interview on Fox News on Sunday.

McCarthy was asked on Fox News to respond to comments earlier in the day on the network by Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a fellow Republican who called for federal action targeting the video game industry.

Ive always felt that is a problem for future generations and others, McCarthy said. Studies have shown before what it does to individuals. When you look at these photos of how (the El Paso shooting) took place, you can see the actions within video games and others.

Republicans have long insisted on a link between violent video games and mass shootings. Despite McCarthys comments, studies on…

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