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A day after meeting with survivors of the Parkland, Fla. shooting massacre, Donald Trump said that movies and video games were to blame for rising violence at America's schools.

In 2011, the Supreme Court ruled against the state of California over its attempt to ban sales of video games to minors, saying that there was not enough evidence to show any connection between violent video games and aggression in young people.

Some have begun speaking out, saying that violent video games need to be considered as a possible contributor to these violent attacks.

Trump also pointed to violence online and in video games as causes for gun violence, and anxious that young people who see violence in film, online, and in video games are being shaped by it.

This isn't the first time he's pointed a finger at violent video games.

In addition to calling out violence in movies and video games, Trump said that the Parkland shooting had led his administration to consider taking action on policy measures to directly address access to guns. The M rating "may contain intense violence" while the AO rating is for games that "may include prolonged scenes of intense violence".

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So, yes, Trump, it would be a good idea if "they" implemented ratings systems for movies and video games.

"And you go one further step and that's the movies". "But killing is involved". And yet a kid is able to see the movie if sex isn't involved, but killing is involved. "Maybe they have to put a ratings system for that".

The ratings system by CARA is made up of parents in order to help families decide what is suitable for children to watch, according to the MPAA website.

Movies have received age-restricting ratings in the US since the 1930s, with the current ratings system from the Motion Picture Association of America being implemented in the '60s and followed by the two major theater and movie distributing groups in the U.S.

"There are games that literally replicate and give people the ability to score points for doing the very same things that these students are doing inside the school", said Gov. Bevin, R-Kentucky, "where you get extra points for finishing someone off who's lying there and begging for their life".

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