Comments:California's violent video game ban law ruled unconstitutional by US Court of Appeals
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Bad parenting shouldn't result in stifling free speech 
Of course the ban is unconstitutional. People don't want kids playing M-rated games? It's the 100% responsibility of the parents to make sure their kids don't play them, ESPECIALLY if the kid can't tell the difference between fiction and reality. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 126.96.36.199 (talk • contribs)
I certainly don't think that banning violent games is a free speech violation. I think the ruling was that the law was too general and could have been used for more than just that. Anyway, kids who want violent games will find a way to get violent games, and I agree with above that the parents can do a lot more than the government. Wtachi (talk) 19:37, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
The government spending money on something like this would be a complete waste of time and effort, since if kids WANT these games, they'll find a way to get it. It really is up to the parents to deal with it, because it would be absolutely futile to stop it with government action. And you can make studies to prove basically anything when it comes to biology or psychology. Everyone underestimates children's minds anyway, they KNOW it's fake. --Gimmethegepgun (talk) 22:25, 23 February 2009 (UTC)
those silly californians 
- yeah, like diesel cars wtf is up with that?--CnrFallon (talk) 18:41, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
Of course 
Of course banning violent games is a violation of free speech. Also, banning violent games is as futile as banning alcohol or tobacco: if they want it, they will find a way to get it. 188.8.131.52 14:58, 11 March 2009 (UTC)
THE FUCK ITS UNCONSTITUTIONAL THAT THEY BAN GREAT GAMES THAT EDUMACATE OUR FELLOW CITIZENS (particularally of the ages of 13 to mid 20s) ABOUT VIOLENCE! FIRST PERSON SHOOTERS IS A GREAT WAY TO LEARN ABOUT MODERN FIREARMS OF THE MODERN AGE AND WORLD WAR II GAMES TEACH OUR CHILDREN ABOUT THE PAST. JEEZ...
What child has been harmed? 
Can the authors of this nuisance bill show that even a single child was actually harmed by exposure to violent game content? The issue of violence in video games is low-hanging fruit for lazy lawmakers who want to showboat their "tireless protection of children". It's much easier to write a bill banning games than to do the hard work solving real societal problems like the collapsing economy, or a state being overrun by illegal aliens. --Phileusfogg (talk) 21:55, 30 March 2009 (UTC)
WHY IS BUSINESS PROTECTED? 
It's curious that there are endless constraints on free speech that nobody attends to. We are not allowed to advocate violent overthrow of the government. Free speech? We are not allowed to use certain expletives on public TV or radio. Free speech? Children are not allowed to 'tattle' in school. Free speech? When it is the people or children who want to talk, free speech is not protected. But when it is Big Business, then suddenly the First Amendment is invoked. Restricting sale of alcohol to minors does slow down the exposure of children to alcohol! Why wouldn't restricting the sale of violence to them work to to effect the same results. Rowena Wilhelmina
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DAT IS ALL FREDOOM OF SPEECH! and freedom for U.S. citizens on the amandments!! its a way of expressing your feelings. and it helps. if u r mad at something u can play a shotting game and throw the stress away by killing bitches on the game and not doing it on real life. Now i do understand that some ppl pplay too much that they obviously might be like really crazy, but its just dat they cant ban violent video games from EVERYBODY. the amandmants have all rights and written clearly for defense on NOT banning violent video games as a FREEDOM OF SPEECH!
The blame is not the parents 
It's the same thing seems to tell a lie, saying that it is parents who must have control of the children it is not so. If something will harm a country is the duty of this country to eliminate such harm, those responsible for spreading terror they were exactly those game makers, they are responsible, not the parents, and if at the least they could have a little imagination and think if those things having to do with violence like we were today? It does not mean a cottage to live in family and well, but parents must also take responsibility for purchases and is not in the games, because they have no guilt that a game is just shove the child's head and she insists to have that game even if it is an eternity. Here the victims healthy parents, because they are almost forced to buy and all the fault of the companies that make these games come out and be on sale to buy, I just like to know how these game creators are after the play or to create, surely must feel like "drugged. "
Fight to stop the violence? Perhaps be part of the solution... 
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