Moving to overturn law that bars mailing liquor, beer, wine – LI Newsday

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I have to agree this would be a win win situation for everyone.  The US Post Office would get a much needed boost, not to mention. bottle trades would be easier and cheaper.

-Vin

 

Originally published: October 30, 2013 9:25 PM
Updated: October 30, 2013 9:55 PM
By JOE RYAN  joe.ryan@newsday.com

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) addresses a news

Photo credit: Getty Images | U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) addresses a news conference in Washington. (July 25, 2012)

It’s perfectly legal for businesses to ship rifles, shotguns, butane gas and certain small explosives via the U.S. Postal Service. Yet it’s a crime to mail a bottle of merlot or a six-pack of oatmeal stout.

Wednesday, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) called to overturn the law barring the post office from shipping beer, wine and liquor. The move, he said, would boost New York’s growing wine and craft-beer industry and give the beleaguered postal service a needed revenue shot.

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