|US State Representative wants 1% tax on "violent videogames"|
|Posted: 04.02.2012 16:47 by||Comments: 7|
Oklahoma state representative Will Fourkiller has proposed a state bill, HB 2696, which would charge a 1% tax on all games sold in the state rated Teen, Mature, and Adults-Only, with the money going towards the state's obesity and bullying prevention funds.
Fourkiller stated he had to draft the bill after seeing all of the obesity, violence, and bullying throughout his time as a teacher, coach, and registered nurse, even blaming Grand Theft Auto for a police shooting.
"He had been playing Grand Theft Auto. Not everybody is going to react the same, but I believe after hours and hours of watching the screen, playing the video game, being that person and taking on that role, people get desensitized," claimed Fourkiller. The representative did not elaborate on details of the incident.
He also attacked six year old Rockstar game Bully, which he stated he was shocked existed because of the problem of bullying in schools now.
The bill will be read before the House on Monday, 6th February.