Originally Posted by LurkerLito
This law does NOT in any way shift the parenting role from parent to government, if it did it would read "no child can buy or play M rated games", and would play out more like alcohol laws today where you get charged for child endangerment if you are found giving alcohol to a minor. What it does say is that you cannot legally sell a child a game who is younger than the rating of the game without the parent's consent. That does not take away parental responsibility it actually encourages it as it would force retailers to say to the buyer you're too young, bring in your parents if you want to buy it. With this law it would actually hold the retailer responsible for selling a M rated game to a minor and open them up to severe fines and/or other penalties.
i'm all for it, kids shouldn't play M rated games period.