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03-03-2005, 07:56 AM
Where its never your fault. Blame someone else.

This proposed law posits from the false basis that playing video games makes you commit crimes.

03-03-2005, 11:36 AM
It's a lawyers paradise isn't it?

It is noticeable though how many modern arts and entertainments ask us to put our brain and morals to one side while we enjoy the show. Reckless driving is a prime example of film makers routinely glamorizing criminal behavior in car chases, with little regard to consequences or real life imitation. As an exceptional event it's fine, but any minimal excuse routinely justifies a car chase in movieland and it's displayed with no consequence, no moral ambiguity, no innocent victims. I usually have to take a mental step back and ask myself "how can this man be any sort of hero when he's endangering the lives of so many people driving crazily on public roads?". I'm not asking for films to be totally realistic, devoid of excitement, or have puritan morality, but I sometimes find their consistent lack of perspective very disturbing.

03-03-2005, 12:11 PM
Replace "game makers" with "parents" and you'd have a great law.

03-03-2005, 01:24 PM
I wonder how people react if they proposed a bill that held gunmakers to the same standard.

Fyyr Lu'Storm
03-03-2005, 01:35 PM
Replace "game makers" with "parents" and you'd have a great law.

You beat me to it.

F'n mindreader.

03-03-2005, 04:30 PM
I wonder how people react if they proposed a bill that held gunmakers to the same standard.
Not sure I understand your point Cantatus.

My guess is that the ppl who agree with the concept of this law, would think it is a great idea be it games or guns.

Likewise those who believe ppl should be held accountable for the consequences of thier actions and not blame everything else under the sun - would think this law is moronic either way.

03-03-2005, 04:38 PM
I would be happy if they would pass a law that would merely require parents know what video games their children are playing.

Mine play EverQuest! :devil-lau

03-03-2005, 05:50 PM
Nothing new about governmental nannies, look at all the sodomy laws on the books in a lot of states. How many people are breaking the law because they're having oral sex?

Kalest MoonGlade
03-03-2005, 10:09 PM
Well this is the biggest bunch of (edit) i've seen to date yet.

In other developments their:

Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act
Bill # S.397.

A bill to prohibit civil liability actions from being brought or continued against manufacturers, distributors, dealers, or importers of firearms or ammunition for damages, injunctive or other relief resulting from the misuse of their products by others.

Now to me these just seem to go in the same category. And in my opinion the parents should be liable, if not the store that sold the game if they didnt make sure the minor was of appropriate age or that the parent was buying a violent game.