View Full Version : State's violent video game ban overturned

07-17-04, 11:58 AM

hooray for sanity...

A federal judge Thursday struck down Washington state's ban on selling some violent video games to minors, calling it a violation of free speech.

U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik wrote that depictions of violence have been used throughout the country's history to convey important social messages, and that the Supreme Court has never upheld bans on violent depictions under obscenity laws.

guns don't kill people... people kill people... and sometimes monkeys do too - eddie Izzard...

07-17-04, 12:11 PM
Pfft. I'm sure some overly extreme church group is behind most of these attempts at banning violent games. I'm also sure that despite their best efforts being drowned in failure, they, at this very moment, are holding rallies and meetings with the intent to "Keep the presure on. They'll give in eventually.". I'm also, also sure they are idiots. :)

07-18-04, 11:35 PM
Why I dont beleive in censorship. The video games industry is right to police itsself and not sell some of these violent games to minors. I mean why give the religious right any more ammo to use.

As far as the people wanting to ban video games because they call them murder simulators LOL. Give me a break this guy at work took his kid to a Boyscouts camping trip and they were teaching these 11 year olds paramilitary tactics. I wonder which one is more likely to help you kill people in real life. Video game or paramilitary training. Hmmm I wonder.

07-18-04, 11:38 PM
The thing they do in boy scouts, is actually a communist invention :P

07-19-04, 12:04 AM

I love this game! Muahahahahaha




07-19-04, 09:23 AM
I'm glad to hear that someone on the Federal level's decided to put at least a partial stop to this idiocy. The only reason that a child is going to get his hands on a game that's rated mature is if his parents aren't paying attention, or don't care. There will be kids that sneak games past their parents, but that needs to be dealt with by the parents, as well - not the government.