Published Online: March 5, 2013
Published in Print: March 6, 2013, as Conn. Bill Would Ban Video Gun Violence

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Conn. Bill Would Ban Video Gun Violence

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Legislation introduced in Connecticut, a state rocked by the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December, would ban youths from playing "violent point-and-shoot" video games in arcades and public places.

The measure, introduced by Democratic state Sen. Toni Harp, would apply to games that use a "facsimile of a firearm" or an imitation that a "reasonable person would understand was intended to depict a weapon of violence."

The bill also would establish a task force on violent video games to study their effects on youth behavior and make policy recommendations to state officials.

In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a California law that banned the sale of violent video games to minors.

Vol. 32, Issue 23, Page 4

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