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3 cited for bringing alcohol from Del. into Pa
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Quote:3 cited for bringing alcohol from Del. into PA

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - Liquor control authorities in southeastern Pennsylvania have cracked down on those trying to buy tax-free alcohol across the state line in Delaware.

Police with Pennsylvania's Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement conducted checkpoints Friday at two stores in Claymont, Del.

The Daily Local News reports (http://bit.ly/13QZV3V) three summary citations were issued for illegal transportation of liquor into Pennsylvania.

Officers also confiscated more than 400 bottles of beer, nearly 125 bottles of wine and 15 bottles of liquor.

Information from: Daily Local News, http://www.dailylocal.com

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This is the biggest bull shit law ever. It should NOT be illegal to puchase alcohol in one state and bring it to another. This is just PA being greedy. Also I bet a lot of the people who think this is BS are also the ones who don't want Corbett to privatize liquor stores. Angry
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the state wants it tax money. you can order wine from other states and have it shipped. you just have to pay the tax. if people think that privatizing the liquor store is going to lower the prices in Pa, your nuts.
Pa will get its tax money one way or another
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goofin;103233 Wrote:the state wants it tax money. you can order wine from other states and have it shipped. you just have to pay the tax. if people think that privatizing the liquor store is going to lower the prices in Pa, your nuts.
Pa will get its tax money one way or another

Well of course if PA privatizies liquor it will still get its tax money, BUT other private liquor stores will have to compete against each other, hence a reduction in the price of liquors over PA state stores. Though maybe I am nuts? Wink
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Technically can't you buy alcohol in Deleware, bring it in and then just send a check to the PA treasury for the sales tax?

Also, how do PA police have any jurisdiction in Deleware?
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bac0nfat;103264 Wrote:Also, how do PA police have any jurisdiction in Deleware?

Wouldn't they have to loiter on private property to catch these people?
The Second Amendment does not GIVE us the right. It tells the gov they can not infringe our right.
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Three people constitutes "flocking"?
PA police operating outside the state? Don't they have to actually catch people crossing the border for the law to be broken? Otherwise, PA residents cannot buy a bottle of beer outside the state.
What happens to the "confiscated" contraband? Redistributed to the homeless?
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Coops;103269 Wrote:Three people constitutes "flocking"?
PA police operating outside the state? Don't they have to actually catch people crossing the border for the law to be broken? Otherwise, PA residents cannot buy a bottle of beer outside the state.
What happens to the "confiscated" contraband? Redistributed to the homeless?

It'd be pretty easy. Wait for a vehicle with PA plates to load up with a butt-load of booze at one of the retailers that are right there near the border and then either follow them to the border or radio ahead.

One gets a feeling that these might be substantial quantities, and either for black market resale or destined for a nearby restaurant or bar.

I don't think you're likely to get busted for two six-packs and a bottle of gin bought on the way back from shopping for a TV in Wilmington.
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bac0nfat;103264 Wrote:Technically can't you buy alcohol in Deleware, bring it in and then just send a check to the PA treasury for the sales tax?

No. This is one specific case where the act of "importing" it is the crime, whether or not you are willing to pay any tax on the item.

bac0nfat;103264 Wrote:Also, how do PA police have any jurisdiction in Deleware?

They don't, but the "crime"/offense didn't occur until entry into PA, upon which they have the authority to take action. I assume the whole "checkpoints at DE stores" is poor reporting, as is common.
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goofin;103233 Wrote:the state wants it tax money. you can order wine from other states and have it shipped. you just have to pay the tax. if people think that privatizing the liquor store is going to lower the prices in Pa, your nuts.
Pa will get its tax money one way or another

The money PA gets from selling its liquor isn't just from taxes, its from buying the alcohol and then price-fixing it at all their locations to ensure a profit.

And even if the prices were exactly the same, then we would no longer have the burden of paying wages for state employees until they quit, or until they die after retirement.

Of course you're right, politicians might send the public a big "F YOU!" by imposing some 30% fee on their for the SOLE PURPOSE of making liquor more expensive and exacting revenge on the public. Doing so, obviously, proves that the politicians care more about the money than the will of the people, and the will of the people generally tends to be being able to buy alcohol on Sundays and the occasional six pack without paying bar prices.
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