I am so tired of hearing whiny parents lash out at material that is clearly labeled for a certain age group because they are too lazy to monitor their kids. Sure you can teach them to look both ways before crossing the street and tying their shoes but you cant take the time to say no to letting an 8 year old play Grand Theft Auto? Or a 10 year old listening to Eminem? Parental Advisory Warnings are there to let you know that this is something you should consider before letting your kids get their hands on it.
With this day and age of allowance and child freedom to wreak havoc at the mall unsupervised I understand that slack retailers dont have the time or the resources to check IDs for cd or movies or video games that are rated at a certain level. I mean come on, why would we want to encourage a circle of responsibility by telling the bratty 7 year old kid they cant have the product intended for 17 year olds. Now before anyone jumps on my case by saying "My kid is so much more responsible and mature and stuff than other kids their age, they should be able to choose their consumer products" I will say that there are kids like that out there. But be aware and talk it over with them so you know what the fuck they are buying.
Thanks to the responsible parents out there. At least there will be some foundation of responsible kids that can beat up on the brats who think they can run over their parents.