Once Again, State Legislators Push For Unconstitutional Video-Game Ban
from the broken-record dept
Time and time again, courts have rules that laws banning the sale of some videogames to minors are unconstitutional, but that hasn’t stopped legislators in state after state from trying. This time, it’s politicians in Oklahoma, where apparently word of neither the First Amendment, nor recent court decisions against the bans, has yet reached. The bill’s author isn’t content at ignoring the Constitution or legal precedents, though, he’s bought into the questionable research that says video games make kids violent, too. He’s blathered about personal responsibility in health care and economic development, but apparently the idea doesn’t apply when it comes to parenting.