Violent Video Game Ruling Expected Soon

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The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling soon on a California law that bans selling violent video games to minors.

The 2005 California law ensures that age restrictions on adult entertainment are followed. In 2009, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals declared the law unconstitutional.

Currently the gaming industry has a rating system that restricts the sale of mature-rated games to unaccompanied minors.

Yet, a recent study by the Parents Television Council found retailers ignore the rule 19 percent of the time, and nearly one out of five underage children are still able to purchase violent games.

Proponents of the ban say the interactive component makes video games more dangerous than other violent entertainment.

CBN News spoke with Dan Isett, director of Public Policy for the Parents Television Council, about why the California law against violent video games is so important.  Click play for his comments.

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