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Should it be legal to walk around in outdoor public places carrying an open beer?

The sidewalk, side of the road, park, etc.

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13Yes
4No
1I don't know
0Depends
0Other

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28-Aug-16 8:23amCarlHalling
Of course, as long as the beer drinker is not being offensive, absolutely, I used to often drink in public back in my drinking days, although I always remember one incident when I opened a can of 'bud': this was far from a public place, on an isolated green or whatever; but two women turned around as I recall; and I am convinced one said to the other something like: 'I never like that sound'. Alcohol in public can be menacing, and anyone who chooses to drink in public has to be aware of that fact. As a teetotaller, I can be wary of public drinking myself now.
28-Aug-16 11:22amEnheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
Sure, as long as the person carrying it is of legal drinking age.
28-Aug-16 4:12pmGomezy3k
Yes...in fact it should be legal to walk around naked carrying an open beer...
28-Aug-16 9:34pmthey Survey Central Subscriber
Well, you probably know how I feel about this from recent comments, but yes.

As long as a person isn't hurting or disturbing anyone, they should do what they want.
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28-Aug-16 9:35pm
they Survey Central Subscriber
It would be interesting to see the results of a survey like this, but with smoking a joint.
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28-Aug-16 10:46pm
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
Smoke, though. Any smoke... the dynamics are different.
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29-Aug-16 2:22am
dab
Yeah, when you bring in smoking then the comparison would be with walking around with an open beer and spilling it on people. That's not so okay.
29-Aug-16 4:50amLysannus
Sure.
29-Aug-16 8:06amFordGuy Bronze Star Survey Creator
Hell yes.
29-Aug-16 6:04pmBiggles Bronze Star Survey Creator This user is on the site NOW (3 minutes ago)
Here, it is legal to walk around in outdoor public places carrying an open beer. I don't think it's a major factor in the alcohol problem this country has.
30-Aug-16 4:53pmJessicaWoman99 Bronze Star Survey Creator
No it should be illegal and against the law such as women in Denver having a topless protest they should keep their freaking bras on
3-Sep-16 8:21amZang
I personally don't object and I think there are far too many laws trying to control perfectly reasonable behaviours such as this. On the other hand, it isn't a huge deal. Just pour it in a glass.
5-Sep-16 11:10amLJD
I don't like or drink alcohol of any kind. For this question, I believe at a picnic in a public park would be understandable, but else where....why?
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6-Sep-16 4:57am
Lysannus
Why not? I don't see people getting bent out of shape when someone has an open can of soda and are walking down the street.
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14-Sep-16 12:12pm
LJD
My thought is alcohol is a fast acting poison, where a soda is a slower poison to the person. Alcohol can hurt the drinker, and others.

Alcohol is bad, it makes people lose their senses. Soda does that over a longer period of time.

Ask yourself, why do people drink alcohol? It tastes horrible. They want to lose themselves for a period of time? It alters the mind.
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15-Sep-16 4:59am
Lysannus
Ask yourself, why do people drink alcohol? It tastes horrible. They want to lose themselves for a period of time? It alters the mind.
I don't agree with this. Granted some tastes horrible (at least to me) the rest have a flavor.
I have a few beers and/or glasses of wine a week and it is not to lose myself.

Everything is poisonous to the body in huge doses, but in moderation most things are not harmful.
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16-Sep-16 4:15pm
LJD
Many people are allergic to the grains in the alcohol, cause serious health issues.

I don't drink, never took a liking. On rare occasion do I have a glass of wine. Growing up, there was NO alcohol in the house. My parents did not drink.

My one daughter loves to have a glass of wine on occasion. My two sons can't drink at all. Another daughter on rare occasion. My husband is a severe alcoholic. My sons inherited their dad's genetic disorder with alcohol. My sons were healed of the disorder in their early 20's, many years ago..never to drink again.

To some people, coffee is bad for them, to others, can be good. Refined sugar is deadly to everyone. Sodas, colas are deadly....the list goes on.
17-Aug-17 3:46pmJessicaRose Bronze Star Survey Creator
Would you go to church with an open can of beer?

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