A federal appeals court today upheld an injunction against a Minnesota law that targeted at children under 17 who rent or buy violent video games.
A three-judge panel of the 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals agreed with a lower-court judge that Minnesota went too far when it passed its law two years ago because the state couldn't prove that such games hurt children
Since there is no proof for or against the â€œbad for kidsâ€ argument, letâ€™s put that aside for a moment and consider thisâ€¦if I wanted to pass a law banning all children under 17 from seeing a Rated R movie, you would say â€œWhy? There is a rating system in place already.â€ The answer is â€œyes.â€ The same goes for video games. There is a rating system in place, why doesnâ€™t the public and our lawmakers have the same faith in the video game system as they do the movie ratings? Maybe we should change the game ratings to the R, PG-13, PG and G system so politicians will leave us alone? What do you think?