Ma and Pa Businesses and Obscenity Laws.

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by Jimbee68, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. Jimbee68

    Jimbee68 Member

    I know where I live, metro Detroit, pornography is ubiquitous. Every liquor store, every drugstore, every gas station, even some supermarkets sell.

    And this makes me sometimes wonder. Could the store owner get in any legal trouble for doing this? And do they ever?

    They seem to do it with virtual impunity, not worrying about prosecution and arrest. But should they be?

    Keep in mind simply buying porn is not illegal. Also the SCOTUS has ruled that the subject matter has to be taken a whole. So I guess political satire like Hustler magazine would be protected. But don't quote me on that either because IANAL and I honestly don't know.

  2. Noserider

    Noserider You Can Still Call Me Neo

    Are you asking if they should get in legal trouble for doing something that isn't illegal?

    No. No they shouldn't.
  3. Jimbee68

    Jimbee68 Member

    My question was purely a hypothetical legal one. No I don't believe anyone should get in trouble for something that involves grown, mature adults.

    I have been a liberal (to varying degrees) all my life. Although when I was younger I was more morally conservative, interestingly (w/12 years Catholic education). Now I am kind of an independent I think. :)
  4. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

    What kind of porn? Because if it's just magazines..
  5. I'minmyunderwear

    I'minmyunderwear voice of sexy

    i don't really know the laws, but i'm under the impression that they could get in trouble if they sell it to kids.

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