Last week a U.S. District Court struck down an Illinois law banning the sale of violent video games to minors. In an editorial applauding the law's death, the Chicago Tribune relates a choice bit of legislative reasoning that went down in the state legislature while the bill was being debated:
Noting that the measure barred images of human-on-human violence, one lawmaker asked if human-on-space-creature mayhem was OK.
"Killing an alien wouldn't fall under the bill," Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia (D-Aurora) replied. But on further questioning, she said, "If it was an alien that pretended to be a human, I guess then it's human. Then it would fall under the bill because, it's human against human."
As Reason Intern Dan Koffler noted here, the bill passed 106 to 6.