Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
User Settings
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

Morning Legal Briefs

Post Comment
Enter the details of the comment you'd like to post in the boxes below and click the button at the bottom of the form.

3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 23, 2013, 15:31 Orogogus
RollinThundr wrote on Jan 23, 2013, 11:52:
Why is it always democrats introducing bills to go after video games?
They should make a new slogan for the party, The DNC: Where personal responsibility is taboo. Or The DNC: It's always someone else's fault.

I don't think that's the case. They do tend to be Democrat sponsored, but I'd say it's no more than a 60/40 split.

A search turns up the following:

US HR231 2009 (warning labels) - D/R
US HR4204 2012 (warning labels) - D/R
US HR5990 2008 / HR287 2013 (restriction of sales to minors) - D
CA AB1792 & AB1793 2005 (labeling, restriction of sales to minors) - D
CA AB 1179 2005 (restriction of sales to minors) - D
IL HB4023 2005 (restriction of sales to minors) - D/R
LA HB1381 2006 (restriction of sales to minors) - D/R
MD HB707 2006 (restriction of sales to minors) - D/R
MI HB4702 SB416 2005 (restriction of sales to minors) - R
MN HF1298/SF785 2005 (restriction of sales to minors) - D/R
MO HB157 2013 (tax on violent video games) - R
OK HB3004 2006 (restriction of sales to minors) - R
UT HB353 2009 (restriction of sales to minors) - D/R
WA HB 1009 2003 (restriction of sales to minors) - D
WA HB2178 2005 (restriction of sales to minors) - D

So 5 Democrat-sponsored bills, 3 Republican-sponsored ones, and 7 co-sponsored on both sides of the aisle. So call it 55/45%.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
      ;)   ;)   :(   :(   :o   :o   %)   %)   :)   :)   :|   :|   ;P   ;P   X|   X|   :D   :D   More
Login Email   Password Remember Me
If you have a signature set up, it will be automatically appended to your comment.
If you don't already have a Blue's News user account, you can sign up here.
Forgotten your password? Click here.
          Email me when this topic is updated.

Special Codes

  • b[bold text]b
  • i[italic text]i
  • u[underline text]u
  • -[strikethrough text]-
  • c[code text]c
  • +[bullet point]+
  • q[quote text (indented)]q
  • [quote="Author"]quote text (indented)[/quote]
  • [url=Link]text[/url]
  • r{red text}r
  • g{green text}g
  • b{blue text}b
  • m{maroon text}m
  • s{secret text (shows in the background colour)}s

Forum Rules

  1. Disagree all you want but attacks of a personal nature will not be tolerated.
  2. Ethnic slurs and homophobic language will not be tolerated.
  3. Do not post spam, links to warez sites, or instructions on how to obtain pirated software.
  4. Abusing the forums in any manner that could be construed as 'griefing' will not be tolerated.


Blue's News logo