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Congressman Wants Warning Labels On Games

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Posted January 12, 2009 - By Stephen Johnson

Citing studies from The Pediatrics Journal, University of Indiana, University of Missouri, and Michigan State University, Congressman Joe Baca (Democrat, California's 43rd district) wants a warning label placed on video games rated "T," "M" and "AO."

Like the warning labels placed on a pack of smokes, the idea is to "hold the video game industry accountable and do everything in our power to ensure parents are aware of the detrimental effects that violent games can have before making decisions on which games are appropriate for their children to play."

"The video game industry has a responsibility to parents, families, and to consumers – to inform them of the potentially damaging content that is often found in their products,” said Rep. Baca.

Baca, apparently can't think of any more important issues facing our nation. “They have repeatedly failed to live up to this responsibility. Meanwhile research continues to show a proven link between playing violent games and increased aggression in young people. American families deserve to know the truth about these potentially dangerous products.”

So, what do you think? Good idea? Bad idea? Stupid idea? Tell us in the comment section, and vote in the next election!

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