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  • Never. I'm a complete law obiding citizen

    4 2.72%
  • Maybe, if I really wanted the bourbon

    17 11.56%
  • Yes, I think liquor laws are unfounded

    44 29.93%
  • Yes, I'm an anarchist

    12 8.16%
  • Never

    22 14.97%
  • Occasionally

    27 18.37%
  • Whenever I need to

    21 14.29%
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  1. #1
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    Would you break a law to acquire good bourbon?

    Let's say you wanted to acquire bourbon that was not locally available. Many states and countries have laws against imports, such as complete bans, shipping restrictions, import quotas (cross border duties and limits) etc. However, many states will ship product in unmarked packages. In anonymity....

  2. #2
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    Re: Would you break a law to acquire good bourbon?

    I think it should be anyone´s right to obtain stuff that you are unable to get in your home area or country.

  3. #3
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    Re: Would you break a law to acquire good bourbon?

    How do we know our answers to this poll aren't going straight into some homeland security database?

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    Re: Would you break a law to acquire good bourbon?

    How do we know our answers to this poll aren't going straight into some homeland security database?
    No, this is completely secure and confidential. Just speak right into the keyboard.....



    Ken

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    Re: Would you break a law to acquire good bourbon?

    I realize this is purely for internal use, however, I would like to take the 5th on this (better yet, I would like to taste a 5th!).

    Ken

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    Re: Would you break a law to acquire good bourbon?

    I realize this is purely for internal use, however, I would like to take the 5th on this (better yet, I would like to taste a 5th!).

    Ken
    Metric, Ken, metric!!! .75l!

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    Re: Would you break a law to acquire good bourbon?

    I answered "never" to whether I've done so in the past. Attempts to order on the web indicate that although I might be willing, the shippers don't seem to be.

    Bob

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    Re: Would you break a law to acquire good bourbon?

    This poll is based on a false premise. It is not illegal to order and receive alcohol from out of state, assuming one is of legal age. It is the shipper who might be in violation of a law, but not the shipee.

  9. #9
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    Re: Would you break a law to acquire good bourbon?

    Living in a very tolerant state, it's a moot point to me. I have ordered from Sam's, Binny's, and Armaghetti's from Chicago, and HiTime from California. Now the few bottles I've been able to actually not get outbid on at eBay might constitute this but as Chuck says, the shipper is the one that would have to face the judge in these cases anyway.

  10. #10
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    Re: Would you break a law to acquire good bourbon?

    Chuck, the poll isn't limited to cross-state shipping. Cross border is also involved and in those instances, bringing in more than an allowable limit, or not paying taxes and duties would indeed be "breaking the law"

 

 

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