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I think considering that an Illinois Senator got up and announced that gamers are pretty much en masse training to kill (since that's her only definition of video games), I'm surprised there isn't more widespread outrage on this. Personally I'm rather pissed as hell.

Oh I am too, make no mistake about it. However, being Canadian, I don't have much pull with any American legislator. I regularly e-mail my Member of Parliament up here about this issue, but we've never really had legislation like this proposed here. I think the main problem as well is that these lawmakers are often inundated with e-mail like this:

"OMFG YR SO ST00PID!!!111 DONT BAN TEH GAMEZ J00 GHEY SENATAURS!!!!1111oneone"

Unfortunately, lawmakers have a tendency to lump every opponent of their ideas in with the lowest rung on the ladder. So if they even get a few fanboi style notes like this, they don't take any of us seriously. When you are proposing legislation that affects so many young people, it makes it harder for those with constructive arguments to get their point across. At least the rep from California had to water-down his bill to get it through.

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