It’s not that the former child psychologist suddenly loves violent video games. It’s that Yee, who wrote the failed California law that would criminalise the sale of them to minors, believes that the NRA should be focusing on something else in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting.
Here’s Yee, in an emailed statement:
“I find it mind-boggling that the NRA suddenly cares about the harmful effects of ultra-violent video games. When our law was before the Supreme Court — while several states, medical organisations, and child advocates submitted briefs in support of California’s efforts — the NRA was completely silent. Now, rather than face reality and be part of the solution to the widespread proliferation of assault weapons in America, they attempt to pass the buck. More guns are not the answer to protecting our children, as evident by the fact that armed guards weren’t enough to stop the tragedy at Columbine High School. The NRA’s response is pathetic and completely unacceptable.”
A San Francisco Democrat, Lee has been busy pushing for gun control in his state. He is trying to close a loophole that allows state residents to buy some semi-automatic weapons.