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Felony charge for a minor... how's that gonna work out? Not worth to be tried as an adult for...

Records will be inaccessible anyways when turning 18.
    
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Just another way for these jerks to transfer blame for the results of their poor child-rearing skills. Instead of actually raising their own children, they're too busy working overtime to finance their participation in a materialism competition with their worthless hollow-minded friends... so they'd rather park their kids in front of a TV set and let the ESRB decide how their kids are raised. I don't understand where people these days have gotten this idea that it is everyone's but their own responsibility to keep check on their children's upbringing.

This is the equivalent of accidentally bumping into somebody on a crowded sidewalk and saying, "Hey, you need to watch where I'm walking next time!"

^^^Chozart, the charge would be going to the person who sold the game to the minor.
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Felony charge for a minor... how's that gonna work out?
It's not the minor that is being charged with the felony, but the clerk that sold/rented him the game.

This is ridiculous in my opinion, the studies that try and prove or disprove video cause violence are all over the place in their results. You shouldn't base such harsh laws on claims that are only partially substantiated at best.
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LOL.. my bad... that's what happens when I post before morning coffee
    
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LOL.. my bad... that's what happens when I post before morning coffee
I'm always a little rough around the eges on saturday and sunday mornings...
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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...
lmao good one

Good thing I moved from NY
post #17 of 56
Yea, all this video game stuff is getting out of hand. I guess they legally have to warn you a game is rated M when you buy it or something.

I was out at BestBuy with my Mom, and I am 18, but I look sort of young, I guess. I bought halo2, Resovior Dogs, and Goodfellas. I find it funny that they warned my mom that halo2 is rated M, when they don't have to warn you about Rated R movies.
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This makes kids want it more.

Example: The War On Drugs
    
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OMG what is the world coming up to, it's not like their are thousands of daily complaints about kids playing GTA.
    
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Yea, all this video game stuff is getting out of hand. I guess they legally have to warn you a game is rated M when you buy it or something.

I was out at BestBuy with my Mom, and I am 18, but I look sort of young, I guess. I bought halo2, Resovior Dogs, and Goodfellas. I find it funny that they warned my mom that halo2 is rated M, when they don't have to warn you about Rated R movies.
That is just sad. You can buy 2 gangster flicks, one of them even a Tarantino, and they're prerfectly happy to sell it to you, but he just has to mention that Halo 2, which is put out by Microsoft (also known as the Walt Disney of software developers) is rated M because you might accidentally see some purple drippy stuff that may or may not be blood bounce away from the general direction of an alien.

The saddest part is when I read this, I thought to myself "at least it isn't Texas this time".
 
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