Lawmaker Wants "Grand Theft Auto" Banned Over Carjackings
The Grand Theft Auto series might be controversial but perhaps that’s why it’s one of the best-selling video game series of all time. Since its introduction in the late 90s, it’s drawn much criticism from people who believe that it promoted crime and violence, influencing the youth to mimic some of the things they’re able to do in the game itself.
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One Illinois lawmaker is now trying to make an example out of Grand Theft Auto along with other violent games in an attempt to ban them from being sold. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Rep. Marcus Evans Jr. is pushing to introduce a new bill that would ban certain games that showcase “psychological harm” such as “motor vehicle theft with a driver or passenger present.”