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Hi again,  I am intrigued by

Hi again, 

I am intrigued by your thought that we cannot fully eliminate the violent video games. I did a little looking online and saw that California attempted to ban violent video games for people under 18. This went to the Supreme Court and the ban was decided to be unconstitutional. You can read the article here: (http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/washington/2011-06-27-supreme-court-violent-video-games_n.htm)  or here: (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/28/us/28scotus.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0)   The supreme court judges ruled California's ban as unconstitutional on the grounds of our first amendment right of free speech. The New York Times article states, "'Like the protected books, plays and movies that preceded them, video games communicate ideas'". But should we let these violent ideas be communicated? Can we stop them from being communicated to children in a way that does not disobey the first amendment? What are your thoughts? Should this issue be a parental issue or one decided at the government level? 

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