Fallout from the Newtown killings continues to include criticism of computer gaming.
[T]he bill also seeks to find out whether "video games' interactive nature and the extraordinarily personal and vivid way violence might be portrayed in such video games" makes the medium "unique."
Ben Stein imagines such connections:
At a certain point, just “killing” on the console blurs into doing it in real life. “Killing” is just what the kid does all his life. How much of a stretch is it for him to shoot into a movie theater or a political gathering or a kindergarten in “real life” if his life is so pitiful that he does not know what’s real and what is not?
Let's see if this grows into something larger, such as more legislation or the gaming industry deciding to do more self-policing.