State Lawmaker Wants to Crack Down on Video Games

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A state senator is working on legislation that would put restrictions on violent video games sold in Michigan.

Senator Hansen Clarke of Detroit says he wants to stop children from being able to rent video games such as "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas." The game features characters that kill police officers and solicit prostitutes.

Clarke says he wants to regulate the video gaming industry by setting a minimum age for buying or renting adult-rated video games.

He also wants to set up criminal penalties for retailers who knowingly sell violent games to underage children.

The Democratic senator says he intends to introduce his bills when the new legislative session begins in January.

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