In a strange twist I found a story in which Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich blasts Narc for its drug use onÂ the same page as a link to a story in which the very same governor supports lowering the gun ownership age in Illinois from 21 to 18!
Now let me get this straight, simulated violence and mayhem is so bad for young people that we must usurp parental authority and trample all over the U.S. Constitution in order to ban the sale of violent or sexually explicit video games to minors, but it is okay to arm teenagers with real weapons. Now admittedly, the story about lowering the gun ownership age is nearly a year old, so I wonder why it would still be a related link. Nevertheless, I can smell some serious political pandering going on as the governor seems to be trying to appeal to conservative voters and the gun lobby as his reelection campaign begins. In light of the recent teenage shooting rampage in Minnesota, I wonder if the governor is still so gung-ho to put weapons into the hands of teens.
As for Narc, I guess the governor and the game stand to gain handsomely from all of the free publicity even if both of them are full of crap. Okay, okay, that was a little harsh. Only one of them is full of crap, but I’m not saying which one!