That goes for you, Senator Pappas. I understand that you're bitter that a judge shot down the recently passed Minnesota law which would fine underage buyers for purchasing M-rated video games (a bill that you sponsored). However, if you can't wrap your brain around the notion of parental responsibility, and the fact that parents are, overwhelmingly, the ones who purchase M-rated games for their kids, then don't give me a lecture on "common sense". What's more, there are no games that I know of where gamers score "points" for "how many women you rape, and how many cops you kill", as you stated in the interview with the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Is it any wonder that these people keep spending tax payers' money on laws that are always found to be unconstitutional and in violation of the First Amendment?
All I ask is that our law makers take a few minutes to understand the things they are trying to censor. Otherwise, we can't have a real debate about the issue at hand, and they're just going to keep spending money on solutions to a problem that could easily be taken care of if these dollars went to public service campaigns aimed at parents. It's that easy.