Bills Target Brutal Video Games

My first reaction is that this is the parents responsibility and not everyone else’s. Unfortunately, this does not seem to matter. Since this is a growing problem, it appears that the lawmakers will have to intervene so that kids are not playing games which are frankly too violent for them anyway.

Two Maryland lawmakers are pushing proposals to regulate the sale to minors of what they say are gratuitously violent video games, even though courts have struck down similar laws in other states.

Elected officials have been struggling to find a way to address what many Republicans and Democrats consider a disturbing problem — the growth in popularity of especially violent video games, such as the Grand Theft Auto series, which feature decapitations, dismemberments and other brutal killings. [Read the rest]