Vice President Joe Biden and his gun violence task force brought a week of meetings to a close today by sitting down with representatives from the video game industry. Representatives of the NRA, who attended yesterday’s meeting, called the experience “disappointing” and accused the White House of simply “checking a box” by meeting with them. Gamers are no more thrilled to be associated with the Sandy Hook shootings than law-abiding gun owners were, and they seem to have just about as much confidence in Biden’s ability to prevent future violence. That box had to be checked too, though.
Today in Joe Biden's political kabuki theater: video games.—
Assault Clip (@assaultclip) January 11, 2013
What does VP Biden even talk about with these video games guys, anyway? Just not a lot to say.—
Rob Blackwell (@ABWashBureau) January 11, 2013
Not a lot to say, you say? How about when Biden told game industry executives, “We’re anxious to see if there’s anything you can suggest to us that you think would help, as this president said, diminish the possibility of