New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) is working on a retail sales ban that will prevent minors from buying or renting violent video games without parental consent.
He wants the ban to work like the rules that govern R-rated movies in theaters.
This means games like “Call of Duty: Black Ops”–a game set in guerrilla warfare conditions where guns are central to game play–would be off limits without a note from mom.
Christie’s efforts also include a ban on the incredibly popular Barrett .50 caliber rifle.
Is a .50 caliber commonly used in crime? No. In fact, one would be hard pressed to find a crime in which one was used.
Moreover, a new Barrett semi-auto .50 cal costs about $10,000–stripped down to nothing–and the price goes up by the thousands as you add you accessories like a scope and other things. You can get a single shot Barrett .50 cal for less–for about $5,000–but the point is, this isn’t the gun they’re selling at the hardware store down the street.
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