I think most people can understand that this isn't a black and white issue. If it were, nobody would be arguing right now. The fact of the matter is, though, that Safeway and 7-11 aren't going to have a huge selection because they aren't going to do this for the customer, they are going to do it to increase their profit margin. If somebody wants a BMC, then they could get it. If they want a local micro, all they have to do is say "I'm sorry sir, we don't carry that" and walk away.
And not that I fear change or anything, but what is wrong with the way the laws currently are? Liquor stores are open on Sunday, and that's cool. But it's not like that's going to put ANY grocery chain or gas station chain out of business. Liquor stores thrive because they sell alcohol, and ONLY alcohol. Grocery stores and gas stations don't thrive because of alcohol, they thrive because of GROCERIES AND GAS. Liquor and beer just doesn't NEED to be there.
Personally, I didn't really mind the fact that liquor stores were closed on Sundays, either. Granted, it was stupid and probably a holdover from some puritanical prohibition thing, but it's wasn't something to get irate about. You learn to plan ahead, and just stock up. People who enjoy beer don't need to go to buy beer on Sunday because chances are that they ALREADY have a fridge full of beer. ALCOHOLICS need to buy beer on Sunday because they're ALCOHOLICS. They ran out of their 24 case the night before and need a new 24 case to polish off tonight. This isn't a fight to put micros on store shelves. It's a fight for DRUNKS to be able to buy full strength Bud Light at a King Soopers. Doesn't anybody else see that?
And why do people think that it will be better for "one-stop shopping" or convenience? Generally speaking, if you walk into a gas station or a grocery store, there is a liquor store LESS THAN A BLOCK AWAY. And even if the law gets passed, those liquor stores (which may or may not be in business at that point) will have a better selection anyways.
AND...this isn't something that Coloradoans wants. It's something that people from other states want. And if the state isn't exactly like home, well, by golly gee, we'd better CHANGE that. Pfffft.....go back to California.
I don't understand why we can't all just agree that I'm brilliant and this is really what's going on