A district judge in Lousiana threw out a bill today that would ban the sales of violent video games to minors. U.S. District Judge, James Brady, said the state had no right to stop any distribution of games because they contained violence.
Brady dubbed the law an “invasion of First Amendment rights” of producers, retailers and kiddies who play the games. He said that depictions of violence are “entitled to full constitutional protection.”
The thing is, we already have a rating system on games that bans minors from purchasing them. Did Louisiana not get the memo?
Edit: I live in Louisiana and I feel qualified to say that the state should worry much less about crap like this and more about trying to fix the real problems. It’s probably even more apparent today, August 29, when a year after Hurricane Katrina, the city is still leveled, the levees aren’t fixed and the crime rate is building exponentially. Who gives a crap about video games? – Blake
Louisiana Judge Declines Violent Game Ban [the inquirer]