Democratic West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller introduced legislation last month to direct the National Academy of Sciences to study violent video games.
But previous studies have failed to demonstrate any link between violence and video games. This lack of evidence led the Supreme Court to strike down California’s ban on violent video games in 2011.
“These studies have been rejected by every court to consider them, and with good reason,” wrote Associate Justice Antonin Scalia in his majority opinion. “They do not prove that violent video games cause minors to act aggressively.”
But any parents who think video games — or any other form of electronic entertainment — are corrupting their children can publicly rid themselves of the offending items on January 12, when Southington initiates its video game incineration program.
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