From the AP story:
“Pediatricians and psychologists have been warning us that violent video games are harmful to children,” said Mary Lou Dickerson, a Democratic legislator in Washington state who wrote a law now being challenged in federal court – banning the sale of some violent games to kids. “I’m optimistic that the courts will heed their warnings.”
Lawmakers in at least seven states proposed bills during the most recent legislative session that would restrict the sale of games, part of a wave that began when the 1999 Columbine High School shootings sparked an outcry over games and violence. None of the measures that passed have survived legal challenge.