Bill limits sales of adult video games

There are 46 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Feb 19, 2007, titled Bill limits sales of adult video games. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

The Senate Economic Development and Technology Committee voted 5-2 today to bar stores from selling video games that are meant for adults or mature audiences to anyone under 18 years old.

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Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis/Northside

#1 Feb 19, 2007
Great it's against the law now... so are we going to start busting video game counters like we do convience stores for the sale of cigarettes?
lolatu

Bridgeport, WV

#2 Feb 19, 2007
Should have been done long ago.
Dazed and Confused

Warsaw, IN

#3 Feb 19, 2007
I remember in the 70's it was "Hey man can you buy us some beer?". Now days it's "Hey man can you buy us a video game?". Boy has times changed.

“I'd b surfing if I wasn't here”

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis

#5 Feb 19, 2007
Goddess bless, more worthless legislation by people who shouldn't even be selling used cars.

The one problem with the American system of governance is that it requires no test for intelligence and common sense...

Once they get rid of violent games, gays, strip clubs, bookstores that sell something besides Bibles, Democrats, wild animals, booze, tobacco, pot, loud music, sex that doesn't lead to procreation, Muslims, Catholics, cars that can exceed fifty-five mph, motorcycles, bicycles and dancing, whatever will they go after next?
Busted

Warsaw, IN

#6 Feb 19, 2007
I can see where this would come in handy. But do you really think that it's going to change anything....Absolutely nothing at all. Kids are just going to find a way to get it if there parents won't. Just like Parental Advisory music, and ciggaretes. And with media, Most clerks don't even notice or care, they won't even pay attention to the law. This is just batch of good intentions brewing into a waste of time and money.
Arc

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Feb 19, 2007
How toothless, difficult to inforce, and redundant to already in place industry standards.
Toby

AOL

#8 Feb 19, 2007
Indy Mike wrote:
Once again, stupid politicians trying to tell everyone how to run there lives. Just because you believe something is wrong, doesn't mean you have to make everyone follow you and your beliefs. If I allow my kid to play a video game, THEN HE WILL. Why can't conservative people just mind there own business. Who cares, it's a video game. You see worse things on the news when you hear about our government and how shady they are. Here is a tip to you people "leave your beliefs to yourselves. just because you believe in something doesn't mean everyone has to abide by you. stop trying to tell people how to raise there kids." you are all the same, church going people who have no time on there hands but to find something to complain about and try to make everyone live by your stupid opinions. I support abortions, guns, violent video games, and you don't see me out there telling people they must think how i do, i just dont care. maybe if you teach your kids about the truths of society instead of teaching them religious crap all the time they won't grow up to be ignorant teens.
THANK YOU You just saved me a bunch of typing. I too am getting Damn tired of all these BIBLE THUMPERS telling me what I can see or do.Mind your own damned bussiness and leave me alone.
Busted

Warsaw, IN

#9 Feb 19, 2007
Indy Mike wrote:
Once again, stupid politicians trying to tell everyone how to run there lives. Just because you believe something is wrong, doesn't mean you have to make everyone follow you and your beliefs. If I allow my kid to play a video game, THEN HE WILL. Why can't conservative people just mind there own business. Who cares, it's a video game. You see worse things on the news when you hear about our government and how shady they are. Here is a tip to you people "leave your beliefs to yourselves. just because you believe in something doesn't mean everyone has to abide by you. stop trying to tell people how to raise there kids." you are all the same, church going people who have no time on there hands but to find something to complain about and try to make everyone live by your stupid opinions. I support abortions, guns, violent video games, and you don't see me out there telling people they must think how i do, i just dont care. maybe if you teach your kids about the truths of society instead of teaching them religious crap all the time they won't grow up to be ignorant teens.
Couldn't have put it much better myself,
Jon Brewer

United States

#10 Feb 19, 2007
when is it going to be the parents fault for ANYTHING? If the kid bought a violent game and the parent is ok w/ it, then leave it. if the parent isn't ok w/ it, then it's the parent's choice to punish the kid. My parents bought me violent games and had me watch schindler's list w/ them when i was 7. Am i a god-hating violent criminal? no. i'm just the same as everyone else. why? because they're GAMES!
Citizen Patriot

Wixom, MI

#11 Feb 19, 2007
I am impressed... Morality being preached by the most Godless of people: Politicians!!! They have about as much business telling people what is right and wrong as Charles Manson.
dww

San Francisco, CA

#12 Feb 19, 2007
So glad that they've got all of the other problems in this state solved, so they can move on to this sort of thing. All it does is give politicians more stuff to put in their campaign brochures for their re-election campaigns. Hey kids...just buy them on the internet. That way the clerk won't get tossed in jail. Gee, why are the prisons/jails getting so crowded?...because EVERYTHING is a crime!
Cyberdependent

Indianapolis, IN

#13 Feb 19, 2007
Ah geeze, not this again! Just what are our reps thinking? "Okay, I know this was unconstitutional the last three times we tried it, but I've got a good feeling about THIS time!"?

Guys, it's simple. You cannot delegate authority granted by the constitution to the legislature to a private party.
Local Guy

Greenwood, IN

#14 Feb 19, 2007
If they really wanted good government, they'd require public servants to ve teatotalers while in office, then we wouldn't get so many stupid laws. This means you Julia, Glen, Danny-boy...
John

United States

#15 Feb 19, 2007
bible thumpers? not one myself.... but, notice this was co-authored by a democrat.
Also, yes, this is fairly useless legislation. it is merely a tiny drop in the sea of obscenity that is now our culture. That does not mean that obscenity is something we should just give up on. Why should i have to put my hands on the eyes of my Toddler when we go to Best Buy? Does any of the parents out there want their child practicing how to car jack someone after they beat up a prostitute they just "got a health recharge" from? No, it does not cause the violent misogynist behavior, but, it certainly does condone it.
Hey, Indy Mike.... your paragraph certainly tells people that they are stupid if they do not think like you do..... maybe you should get of of your own pulpit.
Anti-BusyBody

Lexington, KY

#16 Feb 19, 2007
What we really need are two more laws.

First law--If it feels good, is fun, or makes you happy, it is illegal. Now, the far right wacko are happy.

Second law-- If you violate the First Law, you have to pay a tax and get a permit. Now, the politicos are happy, they have their "revenue".

Now, maybe we can get a break from them trying to "help" us or "save" us from ourselves, or "lead" us "for our own good" when we really don't want led at all.
Old Timer

Fishers, IN

#17 Feb 19, 2007
Dana Curtis Kincaid wrote:
Goddess bless, more worthless legislation by people who shouldn't even be selling used cars.
The one problem with the American system of governance is that it requires no test for intelligence and common sense...
Once they get rid of violent games, gays, strip clubs, bookstores that sell something besides Bibles, Democrats, wild animals, booze, tobacco, pot, loud music, sex that doesn't lead to procreation, Muslims, Catholics, cars that can exceed fifty-five mph, motorcycles, bicycles and dancing, whatever will they go after next?
We will never know what will be next until it is to late to do something about. I am for one totaly against the government trying to run peoples lives. Gone are the days when kids were seen but not heard. The job of government is to collect taxes, deliver the mail and declare war nothing more. Wedge issues like kids first, no child left behind, gay marriage, illegals, sin tax, abortion. Stop this maddness and get out of peoples lives. We expect far to much from kids today and we ask why are they in so much trouble all the time what ever happen to the responsibility of the parents to there kids. Stop empowering the police empower your kids. No ruler of any kind has ever thought he is spending to much money trying to bring his own citizens at bay.
EnoughIsEnough

Carmel, IN

#18 Feb 19, 2007
You want the Christians to quit spewing "their" hatred? Quit attacking every attempt to protect children from senseless perversion, violence and other things that impact their growth as "another Bible thumper bigot movement" and realize that there may be some truth to the research that shows excessive exposure to violence - whether in person, through movies, music, TV shows or video games - has been the root of many school shootings. Of course, also contributing to the problems are parents who don't care what their children watch and listen to, or DON'T even KNOW what their kids are doing. There have been instances when kids got bored with the games and actually went out and stole cars and performed random acts of violence. It's a losing battle for the Christian because apparently our right to free speech can be violated as long as everyone else gets to say and do what they please. I would like to be a more loving person but frankly there are too many people I would rather just tell, "See you in hell" because that is exactly where this world is heading.
Mr Jinx

Reston, VA

#19 Feb 19, 2007
Carmel John. I bet you drive in the fast lane doing 50. It's not the government's job should raise your child. That's your job.
Citizen One

Louisville, KY

#20 Feb 19, 2007
Oh goody! This is obviously long overdue, now that there's no other crime in Indiana this will finally give the cops something to do. We really need this law. Why without this law we could have murders, carjackings and robberies in Indianapolis. While they're at it they should outlaw baggy pants, music they dislike and expensive sneakers. Sheesh.
John Dosch in Greenwood

Indianapolis, IN

#21 Feb 19, 2007
umm..if parents did their jobs this wouldn't even be an issue. My parents were strict on what I saw on tv or played on the game system till I was 16-ish. This is one of the major problems with this country. We have too many parents wanting to be friends with their children when they're supposed to be parents to their children. Sure I was angry at my parents a lot as a kid, but now I understand why they did what they did. And I appreciate them for it and I know I was lucky to have them as parents.

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