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I don't know about where you guys live, but in Illinois they seem to enforce the age laws. My friend had to have his mom buy a game for him when he was 16... I forget what it was, but it wasn't even one of the "bad" mature games.

In my opinion, they need to redo the rating system. There are many many M games that would definitely be considered PG-13 if they were movies. Look at the last Die Hard movie. Tons of killing, explosions, gunplay, and they even dropped a couple F bombs without being R. It seems like video games are all either rated as being G or R. The ESRB doesn't seem to utilize its PG-13 equivalent nearly as much as it should.
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Well, the problem here isn't that stopping 13 year-old's from buying M-rated games is good/bad, the problem is that this law is unconstitutional. I've got no problem with states/counties/cities passing their own laws on this, but it makes me sick every time I see this crap where the Federal Government thinks that they can do whatever they want. Do you really potentially want some guy from Alaska or Hawaii(if you don't like there) deciding what you can do in your state? I sure don't.
Ah but it is a federal area. It involves interstate commerce. This little part of the constitution has been used for the feds to do all kinds of weird and stupid things.
    
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Ah but it is a federal area. It involves interstate commerce. This little part of the constitution has been used for the feds to do all kinds of weird and stupid things.
Just because they use that "excuse" does not make it legal according to the Constitution, this is why there is nullification whereby a Federal judge can declare the law unconstitutional, effectively repealing it.
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post #44 of 55
Good!

There is nothing wrong with carding for people under age. Gamestop carded everyone at the launch of GTA4. They said they didn't want any trouble.

The only problem I see is that M is 17+, not 18+, like the bill says.
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You can buy M and AO rated games here if you're old enough to speak.
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But sales would go down, as much as the companies wouldn't admit selling games to teenagers is a bad thing, they also like the business
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What a load of BS. I don't care what some tightwad politician declares to be a "legal" age to buy Mature video games, this is an infringement upon our right to privacy. This is the same logic that thinks 18 is a magical age which suddenly turns you into a mature and upstanding person. Get the **** out of my private life, Mr. Government.

And for the record, I'm 18, so while this may not affect me now, the government will try to use this as a stepping-stone to censor other aspects of our lives.
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meh, doesnt matter to me. il be 18 in a few months lol. Its quite stupid tho, cause most people have their parents buy their games.
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What a load of BS. I don't care what some tightwad politician declares to be a "legal" age to buy Mature video games, this is an infringement upon our right to privacy. This is the same logic that thinks 18 is a magical age which suddenly turns you into a mature and upstanding person. Get the **** out of my private life, Mr. Government.

And for the record, I'm 18, so while this may not affect me now, the government will try to use this as a stepping-stone to censor other aspects of our lives.
You have no right to privacy at a video game store, but what do you expect when people can't parent their children.
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Originally Posted by Sekigahara View Post
What a load of BS. I don't care what some tightwad politician declares to be a "legal" age to buy Mature video games, this is an infringement upon our right to privacy. This is the same logic that thinks 18 is a magical age which suddenly turns you into a mature and upstanding person. Get the **** out of my private life, Mr. Government.

And for the record, I'm 18, so while this may not affect me now, the government will try to use this as a stepping-stone to censor other aspects of our lives.
You have to show ID to buy cigs, beer, rated R movies, etc. It's not really an invasion on our privacy. Speaking of which, show me where in the constitution that is says we have a right to privacy. There is nothing in there about it. It's an assumed right, not official (though I think it should be).
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