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Do you think the government has any right to even consider banning violent video

  1. Jonesy0311 profile image61
    Jonesy0311posted 6 years ago

    Do you think the government has any right to even consider banning violent video games?

    California was just shot down by the Supreme Court. It doesn't matter how you feel about the games themselves. I'm asking if the government should be permitted to regulate morality.

  2. crankalicious profile image93
    crankaliciousposted 6 years ago

    So, I'm very liberal.

    Here's my answer: not in a million years.

    The government should be able to request that game manufacturers put ratings on things so that parents are informed about what's in a game, but ultimately it's up to parents to know what their kids are doing and what they're buying.

  3. thomasczech profile image65
    thomasczechposted 6 years ago

    I think banning certain ages from buying violent video games is appropriate as well as movies and music. The reason I think the government needs to step in is because some parents do not monitor what their children play, watch and listen to. Violence is never good, especially at the young age when they are still developing.

  4. profile image0
    Valoric Fireposted 6 years ago

    Absolutely NOT- This is doing a two step towards fascism.  This is incrementalism and will eventually lead to full blown top down control in every personal matter.  The sheep who condone this behavior should seriously reconsider parenthood since by their own admission, are incapable of even making the most basic decisions governing their personal lives which reflect and influence their children as well as their fellow citizens.  From games to books to clothing at first, eventually speech and expression to other more serious aspects of society.  In my opinion, the very sheep who condone and support this notion are even more dangerous then the fascist scum who would enact such legislation. Be wary of the slaves who relish their shackles and cry for a larger cell!

    1. Jay C OBrien profile image66
      Jay C OBrienposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      The military sponsors military style video games as training.  Naturally the government, supreme court will protect the military.  Parents are responsible, but are failing their responsibility.  Perhaps churches can educate the populace not to kill.

  5. Awfranklin profile image61
    Awfranklinposted 6 years ago

    Well I feel that they should make restrictions or laws such as they do on pornography or cigarettes, or any material that is no suitable for certain ages.  To ban them is completely hypocritical and wrong, but I think we should censor the age of the gamer viewing the violent material.  Ive noticed some of the games with extremely graphic sex scenes or language so ya just tighten and enforce the age limit.  Possibly even make it possible for the parent to physically approve the game when you log in, like parental controls on a tv.  I have always loved video games but admit some of the ones i played were pretty bad haha.

  6. Goodpal profile image89
    Goodpalposted 6 years ago

    This is purely a technical question - whether the government has some particular right or not? The Supreme Court has already given the technical answer.

    Having said that the real issue is: Does that make it OK for kids to learn the tricks of violence through video games? Letting the parents decide is as good as letting the kids decide. So every body has the freedom.

    If morality or children's moral development were really important, things like violent video games or drugs would not exist around them, in the first place.

    Thanks for pointing to high level of violence in the society.

  7. sam3m profile image60
    sam3mposted 6 years ago

    no.  rather than that, parents should be responsible for their children's viewing habits.