Anti-Violent Video Games Law

Some states are looking to make the sale of certain violent video games to minors illegal:

The specific “model” for the Minnesota debaters, though they may deviate from it, is the California statute, which a district court struck down in early August in a case styled, appropriately enough, Video Software Dealers Association v. Schwarzenegger. (The Terminator himself is the official defender of a prohibition on minors’ access to certain violent media!) The California law bans the sale of certain violent video games to minors. There is no prohibition as to adults. A parent or guardian may provide such games to his or her minor child.

I don’t really see this as that big a deal.   If they were restricting access to adults, that would be different.  But, to children?  How is that different than Movie/Music ratings?

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