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We may not know just what political stance Activision Blizzard has decided to take on the issue of S.134: The Violent Content Research Act of 2013, but we do know the company has hired lobbying firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld to lobby the Senate over it. The bill calls for the National Acad...

September 11th 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Connecticut State Senator Toni Harp proposed a bill in January that would ban anyone younger than 18 from playing "violent point-and-shoot" video games in arcades or other public establishments. The bill defined "violent point-and-shoot" games as any entertainment device that used the "facsimile of...

February 20th 2013 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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Democratic Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, spoke with Fox News anchor Chris Wallace about President Barack Obama's proposal to research the link between media and violent acts. Pelosi presented a comprehensive approach to research and reform, noting that current ev...

February 11th 2013 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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On January 16, President Obama asked Congress to approve a $500 million plan with the goal of suppressing gun violence, including measures to limit magazines for military-style assault weapons to 10 rounds, making universal background checks mandatory for gun buyers and adding resource officers to...

January 29th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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While government regulation is welcomed in some corners of our lives, it's not always welcomed everywhere. After recent gun violence has been making headlines more than ever, U.S. President Barack Obama set out to "find the cause" through new funding for 23 executive orders that pertain to the or...

January 24th 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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State Representative Diane Franklin (R) of Camdenton, Missouri, is proposing a 1 percent sales tax on violent video games. The AP reports the tax is in response to the school shootings in Connecticut and is designed to support mental health programs, along with law enforcement measures to prevent m...

January 17th 2013 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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The Oklahoma bill that would have placed a 1 percent tax on "violent" video games was viciously murdered by the state's House Revenue and Tax Subcommittee on February 20. The bill, submitted by Representative Will Fourkiller, would have placed the tax on Teen, Mature and Adults Only-rated titles. R...

February 24th 2012 at 1:15pm 0 Comments
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O-K oy vey -- some States just never learn. Oklahoma State Representative William Fourkiller has proposed a 1 percent tax on Teen, Mature and Adults Only-rated games.Fourkiller says, "Violent video games contribute to some of our societal problems like obesity and bullying, but because they raise a...

February 3rd 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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German officials have sided with last year's now 73,000-person strong petition signed by citizens against a measure to outright ban violent games in the country. Officials announced that, rather than alter current legislation, the German government will focus on educating citizens about the country...

May 21st 2010 at 6:00pm 0 Comments