South Australian Attorney-General Michael Atkinson, the man stopping an entire continent from having a sane R+18 classification for video games has compared one gamer to an entire motorbike gang. He's more scared by the former.
Atkinson was speaking on ABC's Good Game
show regarding gaming and the fact that a group called 'gamers4croydon' group is running a candidate for next month's SA election on a ticket of demanding an R-18 classification for video games.
He spoke of his mounting fear, "About two o'clock in the morning I had a threatening note from a gamer shoved under my door.
"I feel that my family and I are more at risk from gamers than we are from the outlaw motorcycle gangs who also hate me and are running a candidate against me.
"The outlaw motorcycle gangs haven't been hanging around my doorstep at 2:00 am, a gamer has."
Bearing in mind that Australian 'bikie' gangs
are generally not the middle-aged, accountancy types out for a weekend jaunt but are more along the crack-selling, gun-toting, explode your mother sort, this is a pretty outlandish claim.
Atkinson did, however, speak about his objection to the R+18 classification and the current discussion paper sitting in the public domain. "It would have been a fairer and more accessible paper to the vast majority of society if it had included still images of the games about which there's an argument," he said.
"I think it's very hard for those members of the public who don't play games to relate to the debate", he concluded.
Full video here