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Gun violence debate: Vice President to face games industry

Joe Biden task force to meet with industry executives

Executives within the games industry are scheduled to hold meetings with Vice President Joe Biden as the White House examines a range of possible ways to tackle the country's culture of gun crime.


In the wake of the mass shooting last month at the Sandy Hook primary school in Newtown, Connecticut - in which 20 children and six adults were killed by a lone gunman - federal officials are sounding out a number of possible measures to curb gun crime.

The right to carry a weapon is woven into the American constitution, meaning that alternatives to outright firearm bans are being considered.

The powerful gun lobby, the National Rifle Association, is also expected to meet with Biden. The Vice President's task force wants to put assault rifles bans on the agenda, though it's also looking into the role of violent videogame content.

"Biden's group will also meet with representatives of the entertainment and video-game industries," said White House spokesperson Jay Carney.