The deputy of the House of Representatives of the American state of Illinois proposed to ban the video game Grand Theft Auto (GTA) because the cases of car theft in Chicago and the surrounding area have become more frequent, ABC 7 reports.
Democratic politician Marcus Evans said that GTA inspires residents of areas where cars are more and more often stolen. He is preparing a bill to ban the game for sale within the state boundaries.
Early Walker, the head of volunteer activists patrolling gas stations in Chicago and its suburbs to prevent theft, agrees with him. He said that, according to his findings, the GTA strongly influences teenagers, pushing them to such crimes. Walker said Evans’ proposal is supported by both Democratic and Republican voters in Illinois.