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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    There's something of controversy going on here. A local retailer is refusing to sell alcohol to legal adults if a minor is present with them. Doesn't matter how old or young the minor is, and it doesn't matter if the minor is the adult's own kid.

    The retailer is not breaking any laws by doing this, so that's not the issue... but should they? How would you react if a retailer refused to sell you alcohol just because you had your kid with you?

    Please note that in this state it is perfectly legal for parents to serve their own minor children alcohol.
    PRESENT? What in the hell's wrong with that? Is alcohol - something legal and permissible in advertisements - suddenly so taboo that kids can't even know it exists? LOL

    Sounds like this retailer needs to quit selling alcohol since they have such a problem with it.
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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptic View Post
    I agree, for most purchases. But.... due to the potential for harm from irresponsible drinking, any alcohol vendor should be permitted to refuse any sale for any reason- or simply for "no stated reason".

    I believe that gun store owners have this same privelage. Even if the purchaser is legally able to buy they weapon and has the cash, the owner of the store can refuse the sale simply because he has a bad feeling about something.



    Driving?- probably not, unless you are in say, an extreme demolition derby and the child is not old enough to make a risk evaluation on their own.

    In the end, due to the potential for harm to third parties if some products are mis used, any vendor selling weapons, alcohol, or in Colorado, weed should be able to refuse any sale they dont feel comfortable with. They should not even need to give a reason.
    I promis you I'm not not buying booze or guns for my 10 y/o lol

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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
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    Haha, that's silly. But what do you expect from Walmart? It's not like they can give employees room for judgement calls.

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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    I know Texas pretty well actually. I have never heard of a "moist" county but I believe it. There are laws enforced by the TABC (Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission) and then there are local laws.


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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    I know Texas pretty well actually. I have never heard of a "moist" county but I believe it. There are laws enforced by the TABC (Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission) and then there are local laws.
    I guess they are actually called semi-wet or semi-dry. Some allow by the drink but only with membership to a private "club," some allow by the drink but not by the bottle, I'm unaware of any that allowed by the bottle but not by the drink, some are just plain wet and allow all.
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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    It's another one of those trifling reservations that no one actually sweats over. Even this retailer doesn't care. S/he simply has his/her own reasons for what s/he interprets as wanting to keep up appearances.

    Like it could possibly make any difference. To anything. Ever.

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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Actually that's mostly in the minds of the fictional leftists you've constructed in your own head.
    But those fictional leftists are out to get us don't you know.
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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    But the question should not be: is what they are doing proper and/or ethical. If we believe in liberty; if we believe that under liberty each person is free to be who and what he/she is so long as no rights of others are violated; then we cannot dictate to another what must be proper or ethical for that person or what cannot be proper or ethical for that person. Personally I don't believe children are harmed in any way by seeing their parents buy beer or wine or consuming it in moderation. And I say that as a child of alcoholics whose childhood was made a living hell in part by booze.

    But it is not for me to dictate to another person how he must see or understand alcoholic beverages or whether he should condone or accept such as the way society should be.

    And my understanding of what liberty is extends to a person doing business on his own personal property as much as anywhere else.
    No. The question regarding ethics is valid. It is simply asking for your opinion on a narrow aspect of the overall scenario. We established in Post #1 one that the ability to refuse was legal and thus not an issue, not the question.
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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Is it against the law in your state to sell liquor in a store when a minor is present?
    No, it is not against the law. A handful of stores are doing this on their own.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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