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Do you think it should be illegal to have alcohol sent to your house?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on January 22, 2006

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“I think it should be OK if they can confirm your age, and then have someone of age sign for it.”

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“It should not be illegal. I’ve ordered wine over the Internet and had to show my I.D. to the FedEx man to receive it.”

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“I don’t think it should be, but it would probably be a difficult thing to monitor.”

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“No. I don’t think it should be, but I’m not surprised that it is. Kansas has always been kind of backwards with all of its liquor laws.”

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Linda Endicott 8 years, 2 months ago

The mail carrier probably delivers porn packages everywhere all the time, and doesn't have to knock on doors to see if there's anyone there 18 or over to accept it first...why should they have to with booze?

Same way with cigarettes...a lot of companies send free tobacco products through the mail, and no one has to make sure there's someone 18 or over to accept it before they deliver it.

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Linda Endicott 8 years, 2 months ago

Punkrockmom, Uhh, you have to be 21 to serve alcohol anymore...the law changed...

Hope you haven't been letting your 18-year-old have booze parties...

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bearded_gnome 8 years, 2 months ago

Sunflower_sue: what you trying to order on that there pizza they refuse to deliver?

really, you can't get a pizza delivered? wow...

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bearded_gnome 8 years, 2 months ago

if it can be properly managed, RE the ID's, would this cut down on drunken driving since the drunks can just stay in their hobels and hit the bottle, no gas combustion engine at all@!

btw, am a tea-totaler so I don't care so much except if it makes us all safer?

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moron 8 years, 2 months ago

I am an expert in all things including alcohol.

Thanks.

Moron.

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sunflower_sue 8 years, 2 months ago

quitbitchin, try "liquid solutions" on-line. I think you can get your moose drool for about $50 a case after shipping and tax. That's a mere $2 a bottle.

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citizenx 8 years, 2 months ago

Devil's advocate here: Why should the Fex Ex guy, or UPS, or such folk, have to be put in the position of policing liquor at all? Answer: They won't. Fake ID's are a bad problem in this town anyway (& state)...but guaranteed it will be easier to use one if this law goes through.

On the other hand, isn't it illegal for states to regulate interstate commerce? Perhaps am wrong...

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gccs14r 8 years, 2 months ago

"The two proposed options have their problems: If it is delivered to home, it will have to be signed for by a person of age. So the delivery companies aren't going to enjoy making multiple trips to catch a person home, of age. They'll charge more to deliver liqour."

Have it delivered at work or pick it up at the dock. Either way is preferable to not being able to get certain spirits at all.

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Larry 8 years, 2 months ago

quitbitchin

If you ever head out to Colorado - you can head just across the border on I-25 to Cheyenne, Wyoming and pick some Moose Drool Brown Ale up. What - about an hour or 90 minute drive north of Denver???? On the way up, be sure to stop by Coopersmith Brewery and the New Belgium Brewery in Ft. Collins. Load up the next time you travel to the mountains.

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militant 8 years, 2 months ago

Interstate transportation of alcohol for sale is not prohibited by law. (Otherwise we'd have to have a distillery and brewery in every state). States can regulate sales within their borders.

The two proposed options have their problems: If it is delivered to home, it will have to be signed for by a person of age. So the delivery companies aren't going to enjoy making multiple trips to catch a person home, of age. They'll charge more to deliver liqour.

Why would I order it to pick up at a liqour store. They'd want their cut and so there is no savings.

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sunflower_sue 8 years, 2 months ago

Maybe if they delivered tequila to my door, I wouldn't be so upset about not getting pizza!

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prospector 8 years, 2 months ago

The interstate transportation of alcohol is prohibited by law. That said, BrianR, I will take the don't ask, don't tell on it, and gladly sip away with you. ;0)

Kansas, please get in the real world.

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BrianR 8 years, 2 months ago

No, it should be legal to ship to Kansas. When I look for vintage scotch, I have to search the global marketplace for the best price and it's inconvenient to have it shipped to a friend in Missouri. One way or another, I get it though so why not have it shipped directly to my house?

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militant 8 years, 2 months ago

I'm fine with it...my kids kie the idea too!

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sunflower_sue 8 years, 2 months ago

Yes! I can't even get a pizza delivered at my house!!!

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trinity 8 years, 2 months ago

no i do not think it should be illegal! i'm thinking they're going to eventually decide there ought to be a fence around Kansas...

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classclown 8 years, 2 months ago

You need to remember this is the land of Carrie Nation and the impetus of prohibition. Remember the hubbub over Sunday sales?

I see nothing wrong with delivery as long as the mr or mrs of the house is the one signing for it.

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nut_case 8 years, 2 months ago

Why should it be ILLEGAL to have a perfectly legal substance sent through the US mail to a legal purchaser?

The US mail carries what...$14 billion worth of porn a year...oh wait (shhhhhhhhh!)

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one_more_bob 8 years, 2 months ago

Only if you live on a round-a-bout.

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classclown 8 years, 2 months ago

quitbitchin

Why not ship it the old fashioned way? The Missouri river starts out in Montana. Have the plunk a case in the water and then you go fish it out on this end. Should be good and cold for you too.

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quitbitchin 8 years, 2 months ago

Moose Drool Brown Ale. Big Sky Brewing Co. Mizzoula, MT. It is the shiznit! Only way to get it here is to order it online and have it mailed. Unfortunately it ends up being around $70 a case.

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Nikki May 8 years, 2 months ago

You only need to be 18 to serve alcohol. I think mail carriers are at least 18. Anyway, all I wanted to say was that I'm ok with it being delivered.

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even_money 8 years, 2 months ago

Drunken juvenile mail carriers and the homes they party in. Film at 11.

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even_money 8 years, 2 months ago

What if the mail carrier isn't 21?

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enochville 8 years, 2 months ago

I don't see any reason why it should be illegal as long as the person who receives it at the door is old enough to receive it.

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