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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.
    Is it against the law in your state to sell liquor in a store when a minor is present?

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

    I think they should be able to, however I don't think they should do it because I think it is a ridiculous business decision.

    I also think that there are a lot of people that don't know the laws about alcohol in their state. For instance, there was an episode of "What Would You Do" where they set up a man who was buying alcohol for his 16 year old son at the liquor store. The majority of those who objected to this said "it's against the law", when technically, in that state it wasn't (New Jersey) because they have exceptions in the laws to allow for parents to give permission for their children to drink in their presence (and possibly on other private property, plus some areas allow other relatives to have that say as well). Even the cop from Maine (I think it was) claimed that it was illegal to allow his son to drink underage, which wasn't true. Now, in Maine, it is illegal to host a party for underage friends of your children, as this guy was trying to do, and in both states it is illegal to encourage a minor to drink (which this guy was also doing), however, they were saying explicitly that it was simply allowing the son to drink was illegal.

    I don't know what state the OP is in or where this is occurring, but I do think that this is an important factor because many don't actually realize that there are exceptions in a lot of states to underage drinking laws, especially when it comes to parental permission on private property.
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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.
    Should we be barred from driving if a child is present? If a movie contains swearing, should the movie be stopped if a child is present? Ridiculous.

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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
    The policy discriminates against people with children.
    No it doesn't. ABC does not refuse to sell to parents with children. It refuses to sell to college seniors with freshmen.

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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
    No it doesn't. ABC does not refuse to sell to parents with children. It refuses to sell to college seniors with freshmen.
    What's "ABC"? I'm talking about Walmart. I couldn't buy beer for the BBQ as I bought everything else because I brought one of my sons with me. I don't even live in a collage town. No, a retailer should not refuse to sell just because a minor is present.

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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
    What's "ABC"? I'm talking about Walmart. I couldn't buy beer for the BBQ because I brought one of my sons with me.
    How old is he?

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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.
    Its up to the owner of the business as far as I am concerned. I can go elsewhere if I so choose.
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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    It IS ridiculous. Walmart has started doing this too.

    I can't even buy wine with my 22 y/o son with me, if he doesn't have ID with him. There is no law against it in AZ, so it must be a liability thing.
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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.
    An privately owned should be able to refuse service to anyone they want to.

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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 MaggieD View Post
    One of the reasons people start their own businesses is so they can do pretty much whateverthehell they want to. It's stupid in my book. I wouldn't buy any alcohol at all from the guy if he ever refused me 'cause me child was with me. But that's his right. There's a meat market in the next town that everyone goes to . . . we all call the owner "The Meat Nazi".

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    Meat Nazi: Well done????!!!!!! No prime rib for you.
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