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    Violent Video Games: Protected by the First Amendment?

    The video game Postal II lets players "go postal" and start a killing spree. You can shoot people in the leg and, if they try to crawl away, douse them in gasoline and set them on fire. You can lunge at schoolgirls with a shovel and when they beg for mercy, go ahead and decapitate them anyway. You can also urinate on burning people while delivering witticisms like "Now the flowers will grow."
    If all that makes you think, "There ought to be a law ..." you might be in luck. In 2007, the state of California made it illegal to sell violent video games to minors. Next Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the ban from the video-game industry, which argues that the law violates freedom of speech. It seems likely the court will strike down California's law - as two federal courts already have.

    Violent Video Games: Protected by the First Amendment? - Yahoo! News
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    We don't need more laws, we need more common sense. Barring that, maybe more attentive parental guidance? Oh, wait, that falls under the same category. My bad, carry on.
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    Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me

    We are who we choose to be.

    R.I.P. Arielle. 08/20/2010-09/16/2012


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    Violent video games are protected by the first amendment.

    Selling them to children is not.

    End of case.
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    Well Hell.....if RSA is protected by the 1st Amendment, what chance does the state of California have?


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    Isn't it similar to the Motion Picture Ass of America's film ratings?

    I have no problems with violent games, I like them but moderating the selling to children, no problem really.
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