2007-09-06

Regulating the doors to bars

So our county commissioners are being criticized for not requiring background checks for bar employees checking the identification of customers at the door. See, e.g., "Editorial: commission erred in dropping background checks," Athens Banner-Herald, 6 Sep. 2007. For such a proposal to even make sense in the first place, door persons would have to actually be required at bars. Since they are not, it is an empty proposal and no criticism for rejecting it is warranted. If you want specialized persons checking IDs at the door, you would first need a law requiring an establishment to even hire such a person. Am I wrong to understand that this is an optional position?

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