Factbox - Video game industry meets with Biden gun task force
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Representatives from the companies that make "first-person shooter" games such as "Call of Duty," "Medal of Honor" and "Grand Theft Auto" met with Vice President Joe Biden on Friday as the Obama administration looks for ways to curb U.S. gun violence.
Biden is heading a task force formed after a gunman shot dead 20 children and six adults last month at a Connecticut elementary school. Biden plans to make recommendations on reducing gun violence to President Barack Obama by next Tuesday.
The vice president has held discussions with a wide range of groups including gun retailers, gun owners, the National Rifle Association gun rights lobbying organization, the film industry, victims of gun violence, and law enforcement authorities.
Following is a list of groups present at Friday's meeting with Biden, Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Activision Blizzard Inc (ATVI.O)
Electronic Arts Inc (EA.O)
Entertainment Software Association
Entertainment Software Ratings Board
GameStop Corp (GME.N)
Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop
Take-Two Interactive Software Inc (TTWO.O)
Texas A&M University
University of Wisconsin at Madison
Zenimax Media Inc (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Will Dunham)
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