A two-time US Green Party presidential candidate has compared game makers to pedophiles.

Speaking to Politico about Obama’s gun control package and inauguration speech, Ralph Nader called developers “electronic child molesters”.

“We are in the peak of [violence in entertainment],” he said.

“Television program violence? Unbelievable. Video game violence? Unprecedented.”

“I’m not saying he wants to censor this, I think he should sensitise people that they should protect their children family by family from these kinds of electronic child molesters.”

This is not the first time Nader has employed that offensive and ridiculous turn of phrase – following the Columbine shootings back in 1999, he took to a blog to simultaneously insult all victims of child molestation along with the entire gaming industry.

"All this is fine with the companies; these boys and girls spent more than $25 billion last year, and what they got in return is violent, addictive, and tawdry sensuality," he wrote.

"These electronic child molesters have little sense of restraint or boundaries. Their odious fare is becoming more coarse, more violent, and more interactive to seduce these youngsters into an addiction of direct video game involvement in the mayhem."

The upside? He's making gaming naysayers look even crazier.