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Common Sense Beats Out MN Games Law 302

Posted by timothy
from the whack-whack-whack dept.
superdan2k writes "A federal court judge dropped the bomb on Minnesota's pending gaming law that would have fined minors for purchasing games with the mature or adults-only ratings. The lawsuit against the legislation was brought by video game manufacturers who claimed that it infringed on free speech. The judge agreed, and the ruling said that the state had failed to prove that graphic video games were harmful to children."
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Common Sense Beats Out MN Games Law

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  • by Guysmiley777 (880063) on Monday July 31, 2006 @05:24PM (#15820704)
    think of the children!?

    Couldn't resist. :)
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 31, 2006 @05:29PM (#15820745)
    It's simple actually. The retail outlet would charge the fine. The sticker price would read:
        Sale Price: $49.95
        Under 17 Price: $74.95
    The fine would just the 50% Save the Children (tm) tax on average priced games. Problem Solved!
  • by Moridin42 (219670) on Monday July 31, 2006 @05:54PM (#15820921)
    actually.. North Carolina already taxes drug dealing.

    NC General Statue, 105-113.107: Excise tax on unauthorized substances.

    (a) Controlled Substances. - An excise tax is levied on controlled substances possessed, either actually or constructively, by dealers at the following rates:

    (1) At the rate of forty cents (40) for each gram, or fraction thereof, of harvested marijuana stems and stalks that have been separated from and are not mixed with any other parts of the marijuana plant.

    (1a) At the rate of three dollars and fifty cents ($3.50) for each gram, or fraction thereof, of marijuana, other than separated stems and stalks taxed under subdivision (1) of this section.

    (1b) At the rate of fifty dollars ($50.00) for each gram, or fraction thereof, of cocaine.

    (2) At the rate of two hundred dollars ($200.00) for each gram, or fraction thereof, of any other controlled substance that is sold by weight.

    (2a) At the rate of fifty dollars ($50.00) for each 10 dosage units, or fraction thereof, of any lowstreetvalue drug that is not sold by weight.

    (3) At the rate of two hundred dollars ($200.00) for each 10 dosage units, or fraction thereof, of any other controlled substance that is not sold by weight.

    (a1) Weight. - A quantity of marijuana or other controlled substance is measured by the weight of the substance whether pure or impure or dilute, or by dosage units when the substance is not sold by weight, in the dealer's possession. A quantity of a controlled substance is dilute if it consists of a detectable quantity of pure controlled substance and any excipients or fillers.

    (b) Illicit Spirituous Liquor. - An excise tax is levied on illicit spirituous liquor possessed by a dealer at the following rates:

    (1) At the rate of thirtyone dollars and seventy cents ($31.70) for each gallon, or fraction thereof, of illicit spirituous liquor sold by the drink.

    (2) At the rate of twelve dollars and eighty cents ($12.80) for each gallon, or fraction thereof, of illicit spirituous liquor not sold by the drink.

    (c) Mash. - An excise tax is levied on mash possessed by a dealer at the rate of one dollar and twentyeight cents ($1.28) for each gallon or fraction thereof.

    (d) Illicit Mixed Beverages. - A tax is levied on illicit mixed beverages sold by a dealer at the rate of twenty dollars ($20.00) on each four liters and a proportional sum on lesser quantities.


    I wonder if the legislators find it odd that most don't pay...
  • by Digital Vomit (891734) on Monday July 31, 2006 @05:55PM (#15820934) Homepage Journal

    One of the most popular games in America teaches a little boy how to have sex with a prostitute and then beat her to death, and then rewards that

    It teaches a little boy how to have sex with a prostitute and then beat her to death? Is this how:

    wwwawwaw<space><ctrl>z<ctrl><ctrl><ctrl><space>< space>wwwwwww<space>wwww<ctrl><ctrl>

    (don't let your kids see this)

  • by HTH NE1 (675604) on Monday July 31, 2006 @06:10PM (#15821062)
    "One of the most popular games in America teaches a little boy how to have sex with a prostitute..."

    Yes, after she gets in the car and you drive somewhere secluded, you both sit absolutely still in the front seat fully clothed staring forward and not touching each other while the car's shocks make it bounce. While all this happens your money magically transforms into health. After this, the woman gets out and walks away.

    And that's how cars have sex.

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