Eagle Forum Legislative Alerts

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Eagle Forum urges ban on violent video game sales

With bloody video game scenes playing behind him, Eagle Forum attorney Andy Schlafly labeled such interactive entertainment “addictive,” saying it could cause children to “go on a killing rampage.”

For the second time in a month, the ultra-conservative advocacy group held a press conference urging Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff to side with a new California law that outlaws the unlimited sales of video games to children. That law is now being challenged with a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court.

At Wednesday’s news conference at the State Capitol, Schlafly, an attorney for the national Eagle Forum, unspooled a montage of violent video game scenes from YouTube, which included beheadings and chainsaw attacks from such popular games as “Mafia,” “God of War” and “Resident Evil.”

“Video games are getting increasingly more violent as the technology gets better,” Schlafly said.

Read entire article at The Salt Lake Tribune

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