Trump suggests movies should have ratings system to stop gun violence (They already do)

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The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) was founded in 1922  to ensure that American films had a "clean moral tone". In 1968, they eventually established the  the Classification and Rating Administration, which began issuing ratings for films to help determine what films are appropriate for their children. Those ratings are quite universally known by now for anybody that goes to the movies (G, PG, PG-13. R, and NC-17), hell, it's basically ingrained in the American way of life by now.


However, don't tell that to Donald Trump. The 45th President of the United States of America has recently been goin through a tumultuous time trying to find a way to stop gun violence from being a recurrent thing in the country. The shooting in Parkland, FL, which took the lives of more than 17 students and teachers, has had the President going through an assortment of different, somtimes kooky ways, to prevent such a tragedy from happening again.  The president even layed forth the idea of arming school teachers during that meeting Thursday with state lawmakers. At that same meeting, Trump targeted video games and purpoted the violent mindset it might bring to some youths: "We have to do something about what [kids are] seeing and how they're seeing it," Trump stated. "And also video games. I'm hearing more and more people say the level of violence on video games is shaping more and more people's thoughts."

However, the comment that caught movie fans' attention was Trump's argument that violent movies might be to blame for mass shootings in the United States. The real kicker, however, was his problem-solving idea that we should implement a ratings system for movies.

“You see these movies, they’re so violent. And yet a kid is able to see the movie if sex isn’t involved, but killing is involved. And maybe they have to put a rating system for that. You get into a whole very complicated, very big deal but the fact is that you are having movies come out that are so violent with the killing and everything else that maybe that’s another thing we’re going to have to discuss.”

We don't really know if Trump has any idea the MPAA actually exists or if, maybe, his plan is to make the rules stricter, but something tells us it might be the former. We just wouldn't be surprised if Trump thinks he's the first person to come up with the "genius" idea of movie ratings, but it gave us a chuckle and made us think that maybe, just maybe, he's totally oblivious to the way these things work.