Toni Harp, a state senator from Connecticut, wants to ban minors from playing violent video games in public space, which includes both traditional arcades and other areas where they can share a home console.
The bill is pretty complicated and bans public play for all those experiences that include a “facsimile of a firearm as an essential component of play.”
The bill will also seek to offer more money for the funding of research into the effects of violent video games on the behavior of kids.
The legislative initiative comes after the December shooting at Sandy Hook, which led to a re-examination of the link between violent media and the real world.
President Obama has recently signed a number of executive orders that would see the Center for Disease Control also pursue new research into the effects of video game violence.