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New Bill Wants To Turn Game Labels, Sale Restrictions Into Law

Democratic congressman Jim Matheson has introduced a bill known as "H.R. 287", which is the latest attempt to introduce tighter controls on the way video games are sold in the United States.

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Despite the presence of ESRB labels on games sold in the US, and retailer policy to forbid the sale of adult-only games to minors, the bill seeks to..."require ratings label on video games" and "prohibit the sales and rentals of adult-rated video games to minors."

In other words, turn what's currently custom—ESRB ratings aren't legally binding—into law.

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H.R.287 - To require ratings label on video games and to prohibit the sales and rentals of adult-rated video games to minors [Congress, via Game Politics]

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SegataSanshiro
SegataSanshiro

So if we want to be safe from maniacs with guns, then we have to give up some of our first amendment rights?