Video Games

Gov. Christie's Efforts to Regulate Violent Video Games Likely Doomed

The Supreme Court decision wasn't all that long ago, guys!

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An American soldier leans against the bar. Suddenly he plunges a knife through the hand of a Cuban soldier and smashes him in the face with a beer bottle.

In an instant, the bartender tosses you a rifle, and you and a crew shoot your way out of the bar and through the streets of Havana on a mission to kill Fidel Castro.

It's a scene gamers may be familiar with from "Call of Duty: Black Ops" — part of a series of video games Gov. Chris Christie says he won't let his children play.

Last Friday, Christie outlined a plan to ban retailers from selling the video game — or others like it rated "mature" or "adults only" — to minors without a parent's permission. The proposal is part of the governor's plan to curb gun violence that also includes a ban on the .50 caliber Barrett rifle and increased penalties for gun trafficking.