SALT LAKE CITY -- U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson has resurrected legislation that would require ratings on video games and vendors to check the identification of those purchasing video games with adult or mature content.
Matheson's proposal has gotten more attention after President Barack Obama, the National Rifle Association and others have expressed concern about the effects of violent video games following the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school in December.
The Deseret News reports critics say Matheson's proposal violates the First Amendment.
Matheson, a Utah Democrat, unsuccessfully introduced the proposal in 2006 and 2008.
The Entertainment Software Association, which represents video game publishers, says they alone should responsible for ratings of game content, not the government. They also call Matheson's proposal unconstitutional.