Bill Seeks to Cut Youngsters' Exposure
District political, religious and community leaders gathered at a Southeast Washington church yesterday to support a proposed ban on the sale of violent and sexually explicit video games to minors. They summed up their objections in a word: poison.
"Why are they selling this game to our children?" said Ronald Moten, a leader of Peaceaholics, which mentors troubled youths in the District and Maryland. He and others drew a direct line between the make-believe mayhem in such video games as Grand Theft Auto and the very real pain they see in their neighborhoods.
The popular video games have become an equally popular target in city halls and statehouses nationwide. D.C. Council members and Mayor Anthony A. Williams (D) yesterday backed a bill that would prevent merchants from selling such games as the Grand Theft Auto series, Halo 2 and Mortal Kombat to minors. A store that violates the law could lose its business license and face a fine of as much as $10,000.
Man this move would make up for the lack of parental supervision, ****ty skools, and other societal ills. And best of all take DC back to the good old days of the 80's. Oh wait.