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Guns and Alcohol

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Aaryq, Jun 16, 2007.

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  1. Aaryq

    Aaryq Well-Known Member

    Howdy, Folks. Any responsible shooter worth his salt knows that if you drink, don't shoot and if you shoot, don't drink. That's not why I'm posting. I know that in ND and CA, it is illegal to go afield (hunting) while intoxicated. Are there any laws that you know of prohibiting the use of firearms while intoxicated? It can be anything from shooting at the range or in your back yard (if your yard is legally big enough) to using a firearm to defend you and yours in an otherwise legal use of firearms.
  2. Car Knocker

    Car Knocker Well-Known Member

    How are you defining intoxicated?
  3. kcmarine

    kcmarine Well-Known Member

    Well, I believe it's against the law to use a firearm while intoxicated in Missouri.
  4. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member


    I'm a responsible shooter, worth my salt and I drink and shoot and shoot and drink. I hunt and drink on occasion and defend me and mine while drinking on occasion.
    It ain't against State law in Idaho and more importantly, it ain't against natural law.

    I'd say your thesis statement is flawed. No pudding for you.

  5. Aaryq

    Aaryq Well-Known Member

    I am defining intoxicate as .08 or .10, as your state's DUI laws dictate.
  6. glockman19

    glockman19 Well-Known Member

    ....DO NOT MIX
  7. Chad

    Chad Well-Known Member

    From Florida statutes:
    http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes...TM&Title=->2006->Ch0790->Section 151#0790.151

    Note item (5) "This section does not apply to persons exercising lawful self-defense or defense of one's property."

    I find that refreshingly realistic. If I ever find out who was responsible for that item I will convey my sincere thanks.
  8. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member


    I'd agree with your post if I was stirring my drink with my Glock. Otherwise, I disagree.
    Fact is, I've never seen a drink hop up off a coffee table, grab a gun and shoot someone. Have you?

  9. jselvy

    jselvy member

    Is there another use for a Glock than as a stirrer? :)

  10. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    Cold Jefferson, downright frosty.

  11. jselvy

    jselvy member

    I just couldn't help myself.

  12. Chad

    Chad Well-Known Member

    All right...no Glock bashing now...
    I have a couple 1911s that, being longer and narrower, would make better drink stirrers...'course they wouldn't hold up to the liquid as well. :D
  13. Aaryq

    Aaryq Well-Known Member

    Glockman19, Just so it doesn't become an issue, I'll state this now. I do drink. I also have a range card for Iron Sights. If I cannot drive myself to Iron Sights because I've been drinking, I do not go. I will not drive for at least an hour and a half per drink up to 3 drinks. After 3 drinks, I will not drive for the rest of the night. I am not trying to attack you in any way shape or form. If you are only re-enforcing my point, this is a re-re-enforcer.
  14. Prince Yamato

    Prince Yamato Well-Known Member

    I suspect the tea-totalers will be out in a moment. Look folks, alcohol isn't some sort of magic potion. For most people, one drink doesn't incapacitate them. If you've drunk so much that you can't drive, then you probably shouldn't shoot. But one drink does not a drunkard make. And as for drinking changing one's personality and judgement, I call BS on that. All alcohol does is enhance whatever mood you're in. Case in point:

    "Bob's such an a-hole when he's drunk"

    Wrong, Bob's an a-hole when he's sober too, just now he's lost his filter.

    Alcohol is also a convinient excuse:

    "Oh my God Sandy! I was so drunk! I slept with 3 people in one hour!"

    Again, said person is merely using the alcohol as an excuse

    In short, one drink plus a range trip isn't going to kill you or someone else. You all know your limits.
  15. theken206

    theken206 Well-Known Member

    I assure the high road my boda bladder with pepermint schnaps and vodka when elk hunting is only used as a impromptu sand bag and not consumption.;)
  16. Aaryq

    Aaryq Well-Known Member

    The Marine Corps says 1 drink an hour. It may only be 1 drink, but I'll follow those rules until I'm out of the Corps (and that's the bare minimum).
  17. .cheese.

    .cheese. Well-Known Member

    LMAO! Can I sig that Biker?! Please!!??
  18. Elza

    Elza Well-Known Member

    Prince you sound a man with a real handle on the situation. I couldn’t agree more. BTW, I’m one of those tea-totalers. :D
  19. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member


    Feel free, Bro, feel free.

  20. obxned

    obxned Well-Known Member

    I do not drink and play with guns. I may be an old, out-of-touch idiot (according to my kids), but I'm just not that stupid.

    However, the Founding Fathers did most of their recruiting and organizing in taverns, and I do not think they were there drinking the newly taxed tea. While I have set my personal level at a certain point, I wonder if this is something written in stone for everyone.
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2007
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