Illinois Bill Seeks to Ban Violent Video Games

The Chicago Sun-Times reports efforts by an Illinois state legislator to ban the sale of violent video games, with a seeming particular focus on the depiction of car-jackings, such as those seen in Grand Theft Auto. Rep. Marcus Evans Jr. has introduced a bill introduced seeking to expand a state law banning the sale of violent video games to minors into a ban the sale of games to anyone if they depict "psychological harm," including "motor vehicle theft with a driver or passenger present." If this passes into law, there's a good likelihood it will end up being ruled unconstitutional when tested in court, as such efforts always seem to end up running afoul of the right to free speech found in the first amendment of the Constitution. Here's word:
With carjackings on the rise in Chicago and elsewhere, a South Side Democratic state representative has introduced a bill that would ban the sale of Grand Theft Auto and other violent video games.

Rep. Marcus Evans Jr. wants to amend a 2012 law preventing some video games from being sold to minors. Friday, he filed HB3531, which would amend that law to ban the sale to anyone of video games depicting “psychological harm," including "motor vehicle theft with a driver or passenger present."