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IL rep. proposes banning 'Grand Theft Auto,' saying it contributes to carjackings

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An Illinois representative is proposing banning the popular video game "Grand Theft Auto" in the state. He said it's contributing to the surge in Chicago-area carjackings.

Video Transcript

TERRELL BROWN: An Illinois lawmaker has a new response to the recent surge in carjackings around the Chicago area. State Representative Marcus Evans says video games are part of the problem, specifically the game "Grand Theft Auto," whose first installment was released back in 1997. Evans plans to introduce a bill to ban sales of the game in Illinois.

STATE REP MARCUS EVANS: "Grand Theft Auto" and other violent video games are getting in the minds of our young people and perpetuating the normalcy of carjacking. Carjacking is not normal, and carjacking must stop.

TERRELL BROWN: Representative Evans also thanked community activist Early Walker for starting Operation Safe Pump Security. Those teams patrol gas stations to protect people while they're pumping gas.