When I worked in a bookstore, I once spent half an hour convincing the wife of a county prosecutor that letting her 15-year-old son play D&D with his friends wasn't going to turn him from a straight-A student into a raving delinquent. I'm not entirely sure she believed me when I said I'd played for years, but she did buy the books, at least.
My parents thought similar, regarding my desire to play D&D. Ironically, it was introduced to me by some of my father's shipmates, who would visit the house on occasion.
Later on in life, as an adult, they bought some L5R rpg books for me for Christmas. Not sure if they thought it was less satanic, or that it more appropriately represented my family's ancestry or something. Hell if I know.ON TOPIC:
I am absolutely against any new laws regarding video games.
We do not need any more such laws, as Congress (nor the States) have the legal basis in which to regulate any such medium. The First Amendment is the FIRST
amendment for a reason. It is the most important.
Some people whine about making slippery slope arguments, but this is very much a slippery slope issue. I do not trust Congress (regardless of Party) to make informed decisions, as opposed the usual uninformed and knee-jerk decisions they have been known for over the last three to five decades.
If a parent cannot (or does not) make appropriate decisions regarding their children, then the PARENT(s) need(s) to be held responsible for the behavior of their children. Maybe, just maybe, schools with corporal punishment should incorporate a bit more paddling: As in, paddling the parent(s) when they arrive to pick up their child(ren) after an incident.
If we continue to just punish the child, the parent(s) will NEVER learn, and continue their own destructive behavior.