A bill recently proposed by House Rep William Fourkiller in Oklahoma, that would add a 1 percent sales tax on violent video games, has been defeated. The bill (HB2696) outlined that games rated Teen, Mature, and Adult Only by the ESRB would be subjected to additional taxing.
Rep. Fourkiller (That is actually his name – we couldn’t make this shit up) claimed he was inspired to write the bill based upon first-hand experience on how video games can lead to bullying and obesity.
“A gentleman shot a police officer and stole his car,” he told KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City, referring to a recent incident. “He had been playing Grand Theft Auto.”