Lawmaker seeks to ban Grand Theft Auto video game following uptick in Illinois carjackings

An Illinois lawmaker wants to ban the sale of Grand Theft Auto, a video game featuring shootouts, robberies, and high-speed chases, alongside most other video games that feature violence, as his state experiences an uptick in carjackings.

Democratic state Rep. Marcus Evans on Friday introduced a bill, HB 3531, which would amend an Illinois law that prevents violent video games from being sold to children to an outright prohibition on the sale “of all violent video games” to anyone. Evans, who mentioned Grand Theft Auto by name during a Monday press conference, defined violent video games as “a video game that allows a user or player to control a character within the video game
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