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What is this law?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by doroftei, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. doroftei

    doroftei Junior Member

    Feb 20, 2009
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    Well i've been in US of A for quite a while now. And in all honesty I like it at times...people are nice, i go to college and there's always new people to meet, parties, and of course my gateway to the green card - american girls.

    But there are some aspects/laws here that simply astound me. You can be 18 to make a porn movie, but 21 to go to a strip club...the ease to get a gun is beyond me, especially when it is so often that teens/people go on shooting rampages in schools, churches, malls...but $$$ talks I suppose.

    But last night i went with 3 of my friends to get some beer since we made some homemade food which goes well with beer. Only one of them had 21 so she went in by herself...then the guy at the counter looked outside, saw the car, and told her that he needs to see all of our IDs. Upon her inquiring of WTF, he said that if she wants she should go find someone to explain her the law. Well this has been bugging me since and ive been trying to find the law but i was unable to do so. Now i understand being in the store together and being asked for ID...but this seems a little bit extreme.

    I was wondering if any of you are more familiar with this law. I can understand the logic up to a point...you dont want people to buy alcohol for minors, but is it really their place to bodyguard the parking lot? And i thought you were allowed to have unopened alcohol in the car, as long as an 'adult' is present.
    Oy oy oy dear freedom, where a person who is legally allowed to buy alcohol cannot do so.
  2. antsaoo

    antsaoo Supreme Member

    Oct 1, 2008
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    makes perfect sense IMO , same thing pretty much here i suppose. You should have parked the car to place where the shopkeeper could not see lol :p And he sure does have the right to ask for everyone's ID if he thinks the alcohol is going for people in car too.

    Next time remember park the car better :p
  3. loamigad

    loamigad Regular Member

    Sep 18, 2007
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    same thing in sweden, if they suspect you are buying for other people below 18 (or 20 lol) They have the right to refuse you, they could lose their err licence if it's a random test.
  4. magcshroom

    magcshroom Regular Member

    Nov 7, 2008
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    That can be considered "open liquor" i think if it's easily accessible to the driver and he can open it with ease. Best to put it in the trunk. If your an adult with open liquor in your car, you can still get busted.
  5. Tcm9669

    Tcm9669 Regular Member

    Dec 30, 2007
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    The only thing I hate about US.. I mean 21 to consume alcohol? come on! In certain countries it's 16
  6. werrich

    werrich Regular Member

    Feb 17, 2009
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    The store clerk was just trying to protect their own butt, because they could get into huge trouble if, say, the minors in the car later got arrested for underage drinking.