Support The First Amendment With Your Old Game Controllers

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With Supreme Court arguments over the California game law beginning next month, the Video Game Voters Network has devised a way of showing the law's author Senator Leland Yee your support for the First Amendment: Mail him your used controllers.

Senator Leland Yee is the author of the California video game law that seeks to outlaw the sale of violent video games to minors. Deemed unconstitutional at the federal and appellate levels, it's about to be argued in front of the Supreme Court, with arguments commencing on November 2.


While we wait, the Video Game Voters Network asks gamers to rally in support of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, specifically the freedom of speech portion, which is the reason why the other courts determined the law unconstitutional in the first place.

The process the Video Game Voters Network has come up with is quite simple.

First, take your old video game controllers. Second, write "I believe in the First Amendment" on them. Third, pack them in a box. Then, mail them to the following address:

The Honorable Leland Yee
455 Golden Gate Avenue
Suite 14200
San Francisco, CA 94102

Be sure to snap a few pics of the package before shipping it off. The VGVN has a page set up so gamers can share their support with the community.

This is exactly how I like my protests: Non-violent yet extremely annoying.

Will it make a difference to Yee? Probably not. Is it entertaining? Most definitely, and we're all here to have fun.

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Come up with a better protest. They ain't getting any of my controllers. I treat my controllers with proper love and care so they all still work. Even my original N64 analogs are in perfect order. Although a puppy did gnaw on my SNES cords a little bit.