Violent Video Games: Should Kids Be Able to Buy Them?

The U.S. Supreme Court evaluates a controversial California law.

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The U.S. Supreme Court is currently reviewing a California law that bans selling or renting violent video games to minors. Supporters of the law, like Timothy F. Winter, president of the Parents Television Council, say that ultraviolent video games are harmful to children, and a law like California's helps to protect them. But opponents, such as Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association, argue that the law violates free speech protections and that video games' current rating system works just fine.

What do you think?  Is this ban a good idea? Should kids not be allowed to purchase violent video games without a parent or guardian present? Take our poll and post your thoughts below.

This poll is now closed, but the debate continues in the comments section.

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