"More at risk from gamers than outlaw motorcycle gangs"

Aussie politician hits out at the country's irate computer gaming fans

AN AUSTRALIAN politician has said he feels more threatened by computer gamers than outlawed motorcycle gangs, after stating the country's censorship on adult-only computer games should not be lifted.

Speaking about his fears, South Australia’s Attorney-General Michael Atkinson said he had received a threatening note from a gamer.

“I feel that my family and I are more at risk from gamers than we are from the outlaw motorcycle gangs who also hate me,” he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

“The outlaw motorcycle gangs haven’t been hanging around my doorstep at 2:00 am, but a gamer has.”

Australia currently has a ban on certain computer games featuring adult-only violence, strong language, nudity and drug use.

Atkinson became hated by many of Australia's biking fraternity after he introduced anti-motorcycle gang laws in South Australia. Under Atkinson's new law, authorities can declare a gang as a criminal organisation, effectively making membership of a gang illegal.