Canandaigua, N.Y. – When Governor Andrew Cuomo put certain guns in the crosshairs at his State of the State address, Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb did not applaud.
“I think the remarks by Governor Cuomo was more political maneuvering,” Kolb said.
When talking about curbing violence, Kolb prefers to look at violent movies and video games.
“When we desensitize with video games are we contributing to these young people that have issues differentiating between real and unreal violence,” Kolb said.
Several years ago, Kolb introduced legislation to restrict access to violent video games to teens under 18.
He thinks that deserves a fresh look.
“All I'm saying let's discuss this instead of running out with a bill to ban firearms,” he said.
Game Craze owner Pete Andrews doesn’t see a link between the games he sells and the violence he’s seen in Connecticut and Webster.
“I can find ways to mass kill on the internet, maybe we should ban the internet,” Andrews said.
An NRA member, Andrews says a solution does not rest with games or guns.
“People who kill have mental health issues, you have to address that,” he said.