Two US Congressmen Want Warning Labels On Video Games

Let’s face it, America is riddled with major problems right now.  The economy sucks so hard that people fight over jobs at Walmart, financial institutions are rife with corruption and shady backdoor deals, climate change and a major energy crisis are looming above all of our heads… this list could go on forever, yet congress wants to go back to it’s old hobby of demonizing video games.  Congressmen Joe Baca (D-CA), and Frank Wolf (R-VA) have proposed the “Violence In Video Games Labeling Act”.

This bill would require all video games with a rating above “EC for early childhood” to have a silly, cigarette pack type warning that reads: “WARNING: Exposure to violent video games has been linked to aggressive behavior.”  This warning is tied to a study from the American Psychological Association back in 2000, claiming video games make kids more violent.  The problem is, the APA realized that this study found that the only kids that became violent from games were mentally ill in the first place, so they later retracted statements based on this study.  Unfortunately, some members of congress hate paying attention to details like that, and still want to waste the time and money of American taxpayers over nothing.  Please America, stop voting for idiots.  Seriously, that is going to ruin us all.

Source: Arstechnica.com

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  • Eyeamelise

    I like how the thing that brings a Democrat and a Republican together is a silly law we don’t need that accomplishes nothing.  

    •  The worst part is that I believe that study was funded by people who were looking for it to have that result.  It is always nice when you go into science trying to force a finding on something.