WASHINGTON The video game industry, blamed by some for fostering a culture of violence, defended its practices Friday at a White House meeting exploring how to prevent horrific shootings such as the recent Connecticut elementary school massacre.
Vice President Joe Biden, wrapping up three days of wide-ranging talks on gun violence prevention, said the meeting was an effort to understand whether the U.S. was undergoing a coarsening of our culture.
I come to this meeting with no judgment. You all know the judgments other people have made, Biden said at the opening of a two- hour discussion. Were looking for help.
The gaming industry says that violent crime, particularly …