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Senator Schumer Pushes For Beer Mail

Food for thought. You can ship ammunition. Guns and rifles. Various gases, even small fireworks/explosives. However, you can get fined or ever jail time in some states for shipping booze.

This week,┬áSen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) called to overturn the law that disallows the U.S. Postal Service from shipping beer, wine, and spirits in New York. A move he calls – a win, win, win.

In a time where the postal service needs cash, and craft beer is growing in the state (and beyond), there isn’t a whole lot of room for partisan politics in this one.

The existing law dates back to 1909. Schumer states that a law change could bring as much as $225 million in increase revenue.