Grand Theft Auto IV (GTA IV) is this season’s must have video game. In GTA IV you play a small time hood working his way up the criminal syndicate hierarchy. The game allows players to engage in a multitude of antisocial and criminal behaviors, including drinking and driving.Que the MADD hysteria!!!
Each year nearly 13,500 people die in drunk driving crashes and another half a million are injured in alcohol-related traffic crashes. This is why MADD is extremely disappointed by the decision of the manufacturers of the game Grand Theft Auto IV to include a game module where players have to drive drunk. Drunk driving is not a game and it is not a joke. Drunk driving is a choice, a violent crime and it is also 100 percent preventable. MADD is calling on the Entertainment Software Ratings Board to reclassify Grand Theft Auto IV as an Adults Only game, a step up from the current rating of Mature and for the manufacturer to consider a stop in distribution – if not out of responsibility to society then out of respect for the millions of victims/survivors of drunk driving.
First of all, 13,500 people do not die in drunk driving crashes. That is a complete statistical fabrication. However, no one besides me seems to care.
Second, Grand Theft Auto allows players to car jack, sell drugs, visit a hooker, kill said hooker, kill pedestrians, kill cops, kill any person you came across with an assortment of weapons, and drink and drive.
Out of that list what are MADD mothers most worried about? Simulated drunk driving. What kind of mothers would single out drunk driving over homicide and armed robbery? MADD’s myopic Neo Prohibitionism is the reason the founder of MADD quit 20 years ago. MADD is seeking an Adults Only rating for GTA IV.
Gaming fans better buy GTA IV before MADD gets unconstitutional DWI roadblocks and illegal DWI forced blood draws added to GTA V.
What is the greater threat to America- MADD’s Neo Prohibitionism, or GTA IV? Let’s compare. GTA IV doesn’t constantly lobby for the police state. GTA IV doesn’t receive millions in tax dollars to destroy the Bill of Rights. GTA IV doesn’t lie about “alcohol related fatalities” to achieve their goals.
Moral Panic aside, GTA IV is not a threat to your safety. MADD is a threat to all of our freedom. Reserve your copy today!