Last week, prior to the horrific schoolroom massacre at Robb Elementary, a friend told me he had to get a criminal background check to acquire a single-use alcohol permit for a race we’re facilitating. The race is a fundrasier for a local non-profit that supports victims of domestic abuse, elder abuse and sex trafficking. Several local breweries are offering post-race beers so our committee needed to obtain an alcohol permit.
As he explained the process, it seemed like a lot of hoops to jump to simply get an alcohol permit. As he spoke, my overactive brain went down a rabbit hole of wondering if getting a single-use alcohol permit was more laborious than purchasing a firearm.