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Quote of the day: Violent video games like porn

California assemblyman pushing ban on violent video games to minors says some games teach kids to do unlawful deeds.

In a Friday Reuters story about the preliminary approval of a California bill banning the sale of violent video games to minors, the bill's author compares the sale of violent video games to the sale of adult items like pornography.

"For the same reason we don't allow kids to buy pornography, cigarettes or alcohol, we shouldn't allow them to go to stores and buy video games that teach them to do the very things we put people in jail for," said Democratic Assemblyman Leland Yee, a child psychologist. He cited specific scenarios from video games, including children "abusing women, joining street gangs, killing police officers or even assassinating President Kennedy."