Drinking Age Debate - Gallipolis, OH

Discuss the national Drinking Age debate in Gallipolis, OH.

Should the U.S. lower the drinking age to 18?

Gallipolis says 21
No, 21 is fine.
 
19
Yes, 18 is better.
 
13

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JAMES CALL

Point Pleasant, WV

#1 Dec 6, 2011
CAUSE IF U CAN DIE FOR THE USA U SHOULD BE ABLE TO DRINK A BEER
me

Lodi, OH

#2 Dec 6, 2011
So raise the enlisting age so that a persons body is done growing a developing. Medical research shows that a persons brain and other organs are not fully developed until at least the age of 21. This means that it is more harmful to a persons development to drink alcohol before that, also since the age change there are about 21000 less deaths from drinking and driving crashes.
FTW

Shreve, OH

#3 Dec 6, 2011
Most definitely 21. Kids r to immature now days

“Formidable ”

Since: Jan 11

Legendary

#4 Dec 6, 2011
You can be 6 and in a bar with dad or pawpaw and as long as gramps buys and hands it to you, it is legal. This goes for all of Ohio. When you have it like that, why lower the drinking age? lawl

“Formidable ”

Since: Jan 11

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#5 Dec 6, 2011
In all of Ohio, you can be 6 and as long as mom, dad and sometimes grandpa buys it and hands it to you, and you're inside, it is legal. Not sure why we need the age lowered with a law like this. lawl
samantha hisle

United States

#7 Dec 6, 2011
There too irresponsible as it is
me

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#8 Dec 6, 2011
You cannot be given alcohol in a public place by a parent if you are under the age of 21, you can in the privacy of your own home. It has to be the child's legal guardian and the parent/guardian has to stay with the child while the alcohol is eliminated from your system. What is the difference in giving a child alcohol or giving them bleach they are both toxic chemicals that are harmful. I call that child abuse!

“Formidable ”

Since: Jan 11

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#9 Dec 6, 2011
me wrote:
You cannot be given alcohol in a public place by a parent if you are under the age of 21, you can in the privacy of your own home. It has to be the child's legal guardian and the parent/guardian has to stay with the child while the alcohol is eliminated from your system. What is the difference in giving a child alcohol or giving them bleach they are both toxic chemicals that are harmful. I call that child abuse!
Look up the law, sweetheart!
me

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#10 Dec 6, 2011
Hoar wrote:
<quoted text>Look up the law, sweetheart!
Sweetheart, the law states that Ohio is one of the 30 states that allows it on private, non alcohol selling premises, with parental consent. Which includes Private home, private property, or private property.
me

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#11 Dec 6, 2011
Private home , office or property.
samantha hisle

Greenback, TN

#12 Dec 6, 2011
JAMES CALL wrote:
CAUSE IF U CAN DIE FOR THE USA U SHOULD BE ABLE TO DRINK A BEER
im really ashamed of you ex brother what was you thinking a few weeks ago smh

“Formidable ”

Since: Jan 11

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#13 Dec 6, 2011
No person who is the owner or occupant of any public or private place shall knowingly allow any underage person to remain in or on the place while possessing or consuming beer or intoxicating liquor, unless the intoxicating liquor or beer is given to the person possessing or consuming it by that personís parent, spouse who is not an underage person, or legal guardian and the parent, spouse who is not an underage person, or legal guardian is present at the time of the personís possession or consumption of the beer or intoxicating liquor.

More http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4301.69

I'm not a cop and have never been a cop but I do know a little about this.

“Formidable ”

Since: Jan 11

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#14 Dec 6, 2011
I take it you never ordered alcohol in a food joint with mixed company.
me

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#15 Dec 6, 2011
Hoar wrote:
No person who is the owner or occupant of any public or private place shall knowingly allow any underage person to remain in or on the place while possessing or consuming beer or intoxicating liquor, unless the intoxicating liquor or beer is given to the person possessing or consuming it by that person’s parent, spouse who is not an underage person, or legal guardian and the parent, spouse who is not an underage person, or legal guardian is present at the time of the person’s possession or consumption of the beer or intoxicating liquor.

More http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4301.69

I'm not a cop and have never been a cop but I do know a little about this.
the establishment has the right to refuse to serve the minor. So back to my original statement - you cannot take a 6 year old anywhere in Ohio and have them served even with their legal guardian.
me

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#16 Dec 6, 2011
Hoar wrote:
I take it you never ordered alcohol in a food joint with mixed company.
me no, why would i buy a minor poison? But i watched a parent try and buy her 18 a beer courtside and they do not serve minors even with their guardian.

“Formidable ”

Since: Jan 11

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#17 Dec 6, 2011
The link is there for you to read the orc. I guess we just have to agree to disagree (LOL).
me

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#18 Dec 6, 2011
Hoar wrote:
The link is there for you to read the orc. I guess we just have to agree to disagree (LOL).
agreed
anom

Springfield, OH

#19 Dec 6, 2011
might has well the 18 year olds are all doing it n=anyways so why not just lower it already n stop trying to fight a lost battle.
eveningdelight

Powell, OH

#20 Dec 6, 2011
Science has proven y anyone below the age of 21 should not drink. You can die for your country at any age, look at the war. Not just people in the military are dying. Who cares what the drinking age should be, start fighting for legalization of marijuana! Then I doubt ud be too worried about alcohol considering it causes those effects due to it being a toxin in your body. Plus 21 yr olds are better at decision making while under the influence than most 18 yr olds. There would be a ton more of DUI's if they lowered it.
Ohio Joe

Canal Winchester, OH

#21 Dec 7, 2011
Would not bother me if they done away with alcohol all together!

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