HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would create a task force charged with studying any links between violent video games and violent behavior in young people.
The bill, proposed by Republican Sen. Scott Frantz of Greenwich, comes in the wake of the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. The killer, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, played violent video games but it's still not clear what led to the massacre.
The General Assembly's Children Committee is scheduled to hear testimony Thursday on that bill and several others concerning children with behavior problems. One bill would create a hotline that parents of children exhibiting behavioral health issues could call for support and education.
Another bill would require screenings of every child for social, emotional, behavioral and mental health.
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binky6567 | February 15 2013 12:06am
Bad perents = bad kids The mother of the shooter in Sandy hook WAS A BAD PARENT! She did not lock up her many guns and she knew her son was a mental case but still gave him access to the guns. Parents need to be aware of what there kids are watching and doing. Take responsibillity for raising your kids.
Hosed-by-the-system | February 14 2013 9:53am
I grew up in the late 50's through the 60's.........we played "cowboys & indians"...."ARMY"......cops & robbers....we had toy guns etc.......there wasnt as much..shoot em up bang-bang killing people...we watched westerns and Army shows on tv...........it seemed that none of all that related to an extreme amount of violence from anybody to much out of the normal......today it IS different....the violence is WAY to graphic......which I think is key......plus our society in general leans to violence and the "bad boy" thing as a status symbol, more than when I was growing up......to say that all that we see now DOESNT contribute is ludicris.....the bulk of the problem I believe is still the "individual".......somehow we need to find out why people are how they are.....and what we can do to keep it in check
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