You Keep Using that Word

Somebody needs to get Dianne Feinstein a dictionary:

Speaking to an audience of 500 people in her hometown of San Francisco, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said that game publishers need to make voluntary actions to avoid glorifying guns and violence following the Newtown elementary school massacre in December.

She noted that Congress would take action if the industry didn’t do something, according to the Associated Press.

If the only options are do as the state says or do as the state says then voluntary action is impossible. Feinstein’s offer is coercion, she’s putting a gun to the heads of video game developers and threatening to pull the trigger if they don’t roll over and do as she says. I’m not surprised that Feinstein misunderstands what voluntary means since she is one of the most authoritarian tyrants out there.