posted on Oct, 30 2015 @ 05:24 PM
a reply to: smirkley
The fact that it does in fact happen all the time (closing per sales to minors) suggests that the penalty is no harsh matter for the risk.
I don't understand that statement. A business owner does not want to see his business shuttered for the dollar or two that he would make from selling
a pack of cigarettes to a minor.
Once when I went to a convenience store with my cousin. He was in his 30s at the time. I was in my 40s. The store clerk would not sell the
cigarettes to him because he didn't have his ID. I was going to buy the pack for him because I knew how old he was, and I had my ID. But the clerk
would not sell the cigarettes to me either. He claimed because I was going to give the smokes to my cousin he couldn't sell them to me either.
I just went to a small department store a few minutes ago. The clerk refused to sell a pack of cigarettes to a man who was clearly old enough to buy
them because he didn't have his ID with him.
Another time when I was in my 20s I went to a liquor store to buy some whiskey. Not only did the clerk card me, but he had me sign my name on a piece
of paper and compared my signature with the one on the driver's license.
I've had some juveniles hanging out at a convenience store ask me to buy beer for them. Of course I refused. But, that goes to show that it's not
easy to purchase products that are so tightly controlled.
The dope man doesn't care about selling drugs to a minor. He's already taking the risk of selling to begin with.