Problem: Murder Rate 5x That of Texas. Solution: Ban Violent Video Games

Posted by | October 5, 2009

No, I’m not talking about Detroit.

Venezuela, a country where violent crime is so widespread that the government has simply stopped publishing murder reports, is considering a ban on violent video games. The measure in question has passed the initial legislative process, and is expected to see a final vote shortly.

The usual reasons for the ban were trotted out, but little evidence. No reputable study has shown any link between violent games and personal behaviour. Opponents of the legislation charge that it’s just a smokescreen emitted from the foul orifices of the ruling government in an attempt to mask the scent of blood in the streets.

Read the Associated Press article here.

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