REGULATION OF VIDEO GAME CONTENT?

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation has recently recommended that S. 134 be sent to the Senate floor to be voted on. That’s the legislation that calls upon the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a study on the connection between the “exposure to violent video games and video programming and harmful effects on children.” The ECA has numerous concerns about this, and feels that this is a distraction and a waste of money.

Tell your Senators now that this legislation is a distraction from focusing on the possible real cause(s) of real world violence.

Violent crime has decreased while video games sales have increased. Countries, whose video game spending per capita are more than the United States, do not see the level of violence – especially gun violence – that we do. Numerous studies have found that video games do not cause violence and no matter what their opinion on the subject, researchers on both sides agree that you can’t properly conduct the type of study discussed here.

We’ve listed over 10 different issues with this proposed legislation. Find them all out, and write your Senators to let them know too.

Senator Rockefeller himself has, on the record, stated that he disagrees with the Supreme Court’s decision that video games are protected free speech. The fear is that this is just a first step to regulate video game content.

Senator Rockefeller himself has stated this is the case. It’s a parent’s role to decide what media their children are exposed to, not the government’s. On top of that, the Federal Trade Commission has found the video game industry’s rating and labeling system is the best out of all entertainment.

This is an all hands on deck situation. There’s no better time than now to show that gamers are vocal and care about issues affecting themWe need you to take the 30 seconds to send an emailWhen you’re done, please share this with your friends and family too. Stand up now and make your voice heard.

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Keep on gaming.

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