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By Jennifer Sciortino | December 18th, 2012 - 1:27pm
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Assembly Democrats News Release

Cryan Suggests Parents Forego Violent Video Games This Holiday Season

(UNION) - With Christmas only a week away, Assemblyman Joseph Cryan (D-Union) on Tuesday suggested parents reconsider purchasing violent video games as holiday gifts this year in the wake of the tragedies in Newtown, CT.

"I won't even begin to suggest that I understand the motivations of the alleged shooter, but this holiday season has already been mired in enough violence and tragedy. Enough is enough already.

"Until more information and evidence can be offered as to the role such games play in the psyche of people like Adam Lanza, I would urge parents to keep these types of games out of the hands of their children.

"I'm the first to admit that we shouldn't be legislating in everyone's homes, but enough is enough with these games. At the very least they serve to desensitize our young people to violence.

"And if parents are unsure about the contents of certain video games, the Entertainment Software Rating Board offers detailed reviews of nearly every game so parents can decide if it's appropriate for their child.

"Regardless of age, it would benefit us all as a grieving nation to avoid unnecessarily violent imagery this season, in particular."

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