OK outlaws sale of violent video games to kids


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PinnedAndRecessed
June 10, 2006, 01:42 AM
http://www.ktul.com/news/stories/0606/335050.html

Oklahoma City (AP) - Oklahoma children will no longer be allowed to buy video games with inappropriate and gratuitous violence after the signing of a bill today by Governor Henry.

The governor says parents have the ultimate responsibility for what their children do or see, but the new legislation will provide a tool to ensure young people are not saturated in violence.

The measure was written by Oklahoma City Republican Glenn Coffee and Oklahoma City Democrat Fred Morgan.

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Croyance
June 10, 2006, 02:10 AM
My pity and sympathy go out to parents in Oklahoma, who will now be badgered incessantly into buying the games that the kids want.

Manedwolf
June 10, 2006, 02:23 AM
Yet another example of the government expanding its invasive reach because WEAK PARENTS refuse to BE parents. They can't say no, and they consider it an "invasion of privacy" to check out their kids' room and see what they're doing. :barf:

Does anyone else find it ironic that the same weak securitymoms and dads who are willing to give up all our civil liberties out of fear consider it invading privacy to go through their kids' rooms?

mp510
June 10, 2006, 10:15 AM
Don't worry, I don't believe the kids will have any problem continuing to get the games without their folks approval. Yard sales, swap meets, FREINDS, etc... As it is, many stores do already have age limitations based on those ESRB ratings. Also, remember that minors do not have the ability to enter into contracts, so this is a moot point.

Crimson
June 10, 2006, 02:05 PM
you mean kind of like the little box which says "18+" was already doing?

Kurush
June 10, 2006, 04:34 PM
Good job Oklahoma, just what the world needs more restrictive nanny state laws to solve the imaginary problem of video-game brainwashed teen killing machines. If video games desensitize kids to violence, why is the crime rate still dropping??

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