ESA CEO: Videogame Ratings Bill is unconstitutional

ESA logo - Image 1A lot sure has been said over the proposed Video Game Ratings Bill, and it certainly is far from over. Now releasing a statement is ESA CEO Michael Gallagher, and he deems this proposed policy is unconstitutional. Check out what he said regarding the matter over at the full article.

Mike Gallagher of ESA - Image 1Still on the controversial Video Game Ratings Bill. This time around, it is Entertainment Software Association (ESA) CEO, Michael Gallagher, giving his two cents. According to him, the best way to control the games children play is to empower the parents, and not through enactment of unconstitutional legislation.

The Video Games Rating Enforcement Act would essentially require the retailers to conduct ID checks on buyers of games that have been rated as having mature content. It was proposed by Reps. Lee Terry and Jim Matheson. Of this, here’s what Gallagher had to say:

The [ESA] shares Reps. Matheson and Terry’s goal of ensuring children are playing parent-approved computer and video games. That is why the ESA consistently works with parent groups, encouraging caregivers to check each game’s ESRB rating and content descriptors—a system three-quarters of parents rely on regularly according to the Federal Trade Commission.

We also urge parents to make use of the parental controls available on all new games consoles. 

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on more information as they trickle in. We have a feeling this controversy isn’t about to die any time soon yet.

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