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The New York State Senate has recently been working to make New York minor gamers suffer. Republican bill S.5888 aimed to start an "Advisory Council on Interactive Media and Youth Violence", which basically is a checks-and-balances system on the ESRB. It shot through the legal process with the speed and grace of a greased pig through a high school.

Said minors in New York have a new piece of legislation to worry about : Democrat-sponsored bill A08696. If it gets ratified within 120 days, then anyone who sells/rents "any game which contains 'depraved violence' or 'indecent images'." will have to deal with a class E felony charge.
To all you non-Americans out there: A felony charge is no small matter. It prevents an American from voting, owning a fire-arm, or getting a good job (would you hire someone who's been charged with a felony?).

This bill also has provisions for parental controls on consoles, the previously mentioned checks-and-balances system, and much more over-protective, semi-legal legislation. Most people would flag this bill as being unconstitutional. The law makers already thought of this, and found a crafty way to get around such a "minor inconvenience" as the Constitution of the United States.

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This could be good, but then again, you never know.
    
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I had a clerk who wouldn't sell me a game when I was a minor, so I turned around in place and asked my friend to buy it for me. The clerk wasn't to happy and refused to sell my friend any more games after that.
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Most people would flag this bill as being unconstitutional. The law makers already thought of this, and found a crafty way to get around such a "minor inconvenience" as the Constitution of the United States.
I swear, politicians these days will do anything today to get a completely useless bill passed. Oh big whoop, you sell a violent video game to a kid and you get a felony yet a perfectly sane murderer pleads insanity and gets off and put in a crazy home for a couple hours.

Oh, btw. Hi slade.
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Turning on the TV should be a felony too, since I see far more sex and violence on TV then I do in video games. Owning a pet should be a fellony too, since it could die, and oh god, the horror that could be inflicted on a minor. Being alive should be a felony too, because the minor could be subjected to such horrible violence.

When will they draw the line? Damn...
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Oh, btw. Hi slade.
HAHAH, Nice AVATAR
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WOW. Just wow.

So selling a fifth of Vodka to a minor will get you a small fine and a misdemeanor charge, but sell him a video game and you catch a felony?

What are these people on?!

These fairies are ripping our country to shreds.


edit: Here's a post from the article which pretty much sums up how mind bogglingly absurd I find this:

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Originally Posted by KennyT772
By law:
To put this into perspective.

It is worse to sell m rated video games to a minor than cigarettes.
It is worse to sell m rated video games to a minor than alcohol.
It is worse to sell m rated video games to a minor than deal weed.
It is worse to sell m rated video games to a minor than picking up a hooker.
It is worse to sell m rated video games to a minor than drive without a license.
It is worse to sell m rated video games to a minor than to just steal the game from the store.
It is worse to sell m rated video games to a minor than to cause a street fight.

Anyone see my point?
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I think its so funny how much people are jumping on the Video game indistry lately.. its like a game gets bashed up its arse if some girl flashes you for a split second, but movies that have nudity and sex from beginning to end get nominated for a Oscar and praised by critics all over..

The US is outta wack :***:
    
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What's the big deal, no sales person has ever sold me a game that i wasn't old enough for.

I would always just bring a parent and tell them to get it.

But now i have a credit card so i can buy anything i want online mwuahahaha.

BTW what is the age to buy a M rated game?
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