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Colorado bill would let parents buy booze for kids

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A proposed bill would let Colorado parents buy alcohol for their kids, even if they aren't the legal drinking age.

It's being introduced by Republican Senator Greg Brophy.  He wants parents to be able to buy alcohol at bars or restaurants for their kids, if they are at least 18 years old.

"Showing them a responsible way to consume alcohol is actually an  important part of growing up," Brophy argues.  He says the proposal is reasonable, especially considering 18 year olds in the state are able to serve in the military.

But the idea does have its critics, including Mothers Against Drunk Driving.  "When people under the age of 21 drink alcohol with their  parents, they actually drink more frequently and in larger quantities," says MADD President Jan Withers.

The bill will be introduced in the state's legislative session that begins Wednesday.

What do you think about parents giving their underage children alcohol?  Share your thoughts below.

Courtesy FOX News, KMGH.

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