US politician moves to ban minors from light gun arcade games

Wednesday, 20th February 2013 21:22 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Last month Connecticut senator Toni Harp introduced a bill intended to keep minors from playing what he described as “violent point-and-shoot” video games in public venues such as arcades. The loose definition of such games takes in any which include the “facsimile of a firearm as an essential component of play” – so anything with a light gun, no matter how innocuous. On the brighter side, the bill also calls for further research into the effects of violent games on young minds.

Thanks, Joystiq.



  1. Beta

    What a stupid woman..

    edit* I thought Toni was a weird name for a man. :’)

    #1 2 years ago
  2. theevilaires

    Ummm he is a “She” Google before you do your homework people.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DeVitowned

    I played Area 51, Silent Scope and other light gun shooters in the arcade and had no problems.

    Written with my Galaxy S3 in a bell tower.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Lewis247


    #4 2 years ago
  5. ArcticMonkey

    I hate my politicians…

    #5 2 years ago
  6. The_Red

    Because after all, the violent shooting at that school was caused by plastic, arcade light gun games and NOT by the REAL set of guns that the murderer’s mother was stashing.

    #6 2 years ago

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