California’s governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has declared that he will appeal against the decision made by U.S. District Judge John Whyte
, who has overturned California Civil Code 1746-1746.5 (AB 1179) - which sought to ban the sale of violent software to minors.
In a press release earlier today one of the bills main supporters, Californian State Senator Leland Yee, declared:
“I am shocked that the Court struck down this common-sense law. AB 1179 worked to empower parents by giving them the ultimate decision over whether or not their children should be playing in a world of violence and murder.”
He then continued:
“We simply cannot trust the industry to regulate itself. I strongly urge the Governor and the Attorney General to appeal this decision to a higher court and to the Supreme Court if necessary until our children are protected from excessively violent video games.”
Governor Schwarzenegger then released his own press release declaring his support for the bill and that he would appeal Judge John Whyte’s decision:
“I signed this important measure to ensure that parents are involved in determining which video games are appropriate for their children. The bill I signed would require that violent video games be clearly labeled and not be sold to children under 18 years old. Many of these games are made for adults and choosing games that are appropriate for kids should be a decision made by their parents.
“I will vigorously defend this law and appeal it to the next level”.
Nice video game-related pun there, Arnie... "next level"... yeah, we get it.
We told you he'd be back.