Could shopping on Thanksgiving become illegal?

Posted at 6:08 PM, Dec 05, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-05 18:08:05-05

Many stores tried it this year to lure in more holiday shoppers by opening their doors before Black Friday, on Thanksgiving.

That decision upset some people, who felt Thursday should have been spent with family. That includes one lawmaker who is now taking action.

A Missouri Representative is planning to draft legislation that would prohibit many stores in the state from opening on Thanksgiving. He’s calling the proposal the “Thanksgiving Family Protection Act.”

If passed, only restaurants, gas stations and drug stores would be allowed to open on the holiday.