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Should someone who carries never get drunk?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Mr. Ready, Apr 3, 2013.

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  1. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    What a fantastic way to wrap up a thread based on telling each other what we think folks should do! :D
  2. DsbJax

    DsbJax Active Member

    I think there are two levels to this question, if my wife and I are going out to eat and I have a single glass of wine with my meal I have no problem carrying. Now let’s change the situation. Since in Florida you can't carry in a bar I'm heading over to a friend’s house for a party where I know I will be having a few drinks, the gun stays in the car at a minimum or at home.

    If I'm having the party at my house where I know people will be drinking, all the guns will be securely stored.
  3. Neo-Luddite

    Neo-Luddite Well-Known Member

    Know your own limits (in all respects for that matter) and act accordingly within the confines of the law. For me, If I shouldn't be driving, I probably shouldn't be carrying.
  4. foghornl

    foghornl Well-Known Member

    If you are allowed to consume while carrying varies from state-to-state.

    For me, I'm too old, too slow, and too uncoordinated to consume and carry.
  5. gym

    gym member

    If you shoot someone, in your home or out of your home, you will be tested for drugs and alcohol. If you are inside your home even if you were drunk, if you had a valid reason for shooting the individual, you would be legally ok.
    He came in to "your" house. There is no law against you drinking in someone's house or your own. there are laws that make it illegal to "use a gun while intoxicated" and "using it" will no doubt cause you a problem, even if you were right.
    As far as what I said earlier about getting high, I should have prefaced it by saying you shouldn't be here discussing it. The following is Florida law,
    790.151 Using firearm while under the influence of alcoholic beverages, chemical substances, or controlled substances; penalties.—
    (1) As used in ss. 790.151-790.157, to “use a firearm” means to discharge a firearm or to have a firearm readily accessible for immediate discharge.

    (2) For the purposes of this section, “readily accessible for immediate discharge” means loaded and in a person’s hand.

    (3) It is unlawful and punishable as provided in subsection (4) for any person who is under the influence of alcoholic beverages, any chemical substance set forth in s. 877.111, or any substance controlled under chapter 893, when affected to the extent that his or her normal faculties are impaired, to use a firearm in this state.

    (4) Any person who violates subsection (3) commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

    (5) This section does not apply to persons exercising lawful self-defense or defense of one’s property. "end quote"
    When it says to the extent your normal faculties are impaired, you can be pretty sure that anything they find in your test will mean you were impaired, unless you were sitting on your couch and someone broke in, and you had to shoot them, in which case you would be fine, according to the written law.
  6. CZ223

    CZ223 Well-Known Member

    I recently decided

    That carrying, and driving, were more important than drinking. I quit a month ago. I still go out but, believe it or not, I am not even tempted to drink.:evil: This is just one option.
  7. Bubba613

    Bubba613 member

    Some people are not responsible after one beer. Some people can have 10 and not do anything stupid or irresponsible. I fall into the latter category. I will not conduct my life based on second guessing a mythical prosecutor and jury on a non-existent incident. Others are free to make their own choices.
  8. Stevie-Ray

    Stevie-Ray Well-Known Member

    I don't need to re-evaluate anything. Your reading comprehension is what's lame. Please tell me where I said I carry at all while intoxicated or ever drink while carrying before I get home.:rolleyes:
  9. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Hey guys, if we can't agree, at least lets keep it polite.
  10. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    In many decades of messing with firearms... Ive had two ND's... Want to try and guess what both had in common???

    Yep you guessed it.


    One ended with a bullet in my leg the other a bullet into the lawn.

    I personally love Single Malts and Stouts, Brown Ales, etc.... Fortunately It finally sunk into my thicker skull to never mix the two.

    Flame away!
  11. Onward Allusion

    Onward Allusion Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it's that simple. To all the naysayers, gawd help you if you needed to shoot someone in self-defense and were found to have even .01 in your blood. So much room for the lawyers to work with in a civil suit.

    Get high, yeah - plain stupid in the first place. Even dumber when carrying.
  12. TimboKhan

    TimboKhan Moderator

    Actually, I am going to close this. This is an argument that is whipping up bad feelings and really has no clear resolution. Don't get drunk while carrying, we all agree on. Whether you have a beer or wine or a shot of brown liqour.... well, that varies from person to person and I don't think it boils down to a right or a wrong answer.

    For the record, I know a beer isn't going to alter me, but I still stay away from it in public while carrying because if I should need to shoot, I want zero witnesses coming forward to talk about my boozy dinner, nor do I want any trace, under the limit or otherwise, in my bloodstream. If your with me and carrying and drink a beer, fine. For most people, you can drive legally with a beer in you, so no reason your judgement is any worse carrying. It's just not my choice.

    And with that, lets call it a day on this topic.

    sent from my Galaxy Note II.
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