Posted on January 17, 2013, Ross Lincoln Utah Rep Introduces New Video Game Labeling Bill
Whatever you or I might think the correct response to horrifying gun violence is, we can rest assured that congress intends to do everything possible to make sure that the weirdo blippity bleepity things the kids these days like so much are held primarily responsible. Earlier today, Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah) introduced a new bill that, if passed, “require ratings label on video games” and “prohibit the sales and rentals of adult-rated video games to minors.”
Details of h.r. 287 have not been published, but I think we can all agree that by requiring a ratings system for a product which already has a ratings system, all our problems will be solved forever. After all, crime in America is at historic low levels and has been declining sharply since the early 90s. Clearly, this means video games are contributing to an increase in crime OH WAIT.
We’ll see how this transpires, especially in the context of the study on video games and violence proposed by the President yesterday.