US politician calls violent game devs 'electronic child molesters'

Activist Ralph Nader criticises violent media and Obama's lack of action

US politician Ralph Nader has called developers of violent video games "electronic child molesters".


In talks with US news site Politico on Sunday, Nader criticised violent media as he called out President Obama for a lack of action in the gun violence debate which has been spotlighted since the Sandy Hook shooting in December.

"We are in the peak of [violence in entertainment]," Nader told Politico.

"Television program violence? Unbelievable. Video game violence? Unprecedented," he added, criticising Obama for not taking action against violent video game creators which he called "electronic child molesters".

Obama called for new research into the effects of violent games and media on the young in a recent press conference in which he outlined his agenda for tighter gun laws in US.

The President proposed America should ban automatic weapons, limit magazines to ten bullets, introduce a standardised background check all buyers and increase scrutiny of mental health patients.