Alcohol = No pistols/guns?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by GlockRenegade, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. GlockRenegade

    GlockRenegade New Member

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    So I have heard a lot of guys say that if they have anything to drink, even just one drink they lock the carry piece away and or lock all handguns/guns away...

    I sometimes have a few glasses of wine or a few beers at home on weekends, long days, football, etc. My gun stays on my side. Same rules apply, trigger safety, staying in holster, all that good stuff. Noe I don't gey drunk, I have a few at times iny home. Other guys say they Never do that. Am I the only one?
     
  2. Hectocotylus

    Hectocotylus New Member

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    I think if you can drive a car you can handle a weapon. Any more than that and you are asking for trouble.
     

  3. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I am ok with 1 beer. Anymore than 1 and the gun gets put away. And it get put away before I have the 2nd one...not after.
     
  4. irishmac

    irishmac New Member

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    I agree... here its against the law to be in possession of a firearm while intoxicated, (legally intoxicated as in .08 not your own judgment of intoxicated). So I always put mine up either prior to drinking or after the first on my way to the second.
     
  5. sbeezy

    sbeezy New Member

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    If you had to use it and you were drinking it would definitely give fuel to prosecutors. I have a hard time believing they wouldn't go after you if you had more than one drink in you. I'd be worried about them going after me even if I weren't drinking with the way things are these days. But I think one drink is acceptable.
     
  6. irishmac

    irishmac New Member

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    You aint kidding... lol... however even when im drinking I always rack one when I head to bed lol j.i. c.
     
  7. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    I'm not exactly sure if I've stopped drinking or just seriously cut down. But throughout the entire time there's always been at least one gun out within my reach in my house since I was 21. I do think it's not wise to be out shooting and hammering Budweisers. If there's company in the house it would be wise to put things up where wandering hands can't reach them.
     
  8. irishmac

    irishmac New Member

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    I hear ya... but I live in a house with a hypocrit... my father in law is supposedly a pro gun person but flips out whenever I wear my gun. So I keep it close but out of sight an conceal to the vehicle just to avoid tue hassle lol... what doesn't help matters any is that he is an extreme alcoholic an hes one reason I keep it close lol...
     
  9. armsmaster270

    armsmaster270 New Member

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    I always carry even when drinking but I only have 2 drinks a month 1 drink at each of 2 meetings I go to. One on the first Tuesday and the other on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Even then they are half shots.
     
  10. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    We had an incident in our local gun store. A felon held up the store with a Remington 700 30-06. There were 2 customers who always carry .45 ACPs. They had stopped in a local bar for lunch and placed their 1911s in their pick-up.
    They were in the LGS with empty holsters when the robbery took place. The "Perp" got up set and fired the 30-06 one of the fellows was hit by bullet frags hitting a gun safe.
    The story ends on the street when a deputy and a T-Cop shot the "perp" 21 times with their AR-15 rifles. What if the 2 customers would not have disarmed for a "Bud Lite"? :confused:
     
  11. sbeezy

    sbeezy New Member

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    But wouldn't they have to disarm if they went to the bar? Unless it was a restaurant with a separate bar area.
     
  12. deadsp0t

    deadsp0t New Member

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    Nope your not the only one by any means..
    Just one of the few willing to be truthful about it.
     
  13. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    I've seen similar situations. Do the best you can. It was me and the guy had an aggressive streak I'd be inclined to keep it on me. And hopefully find a way to improve my living situation ASAP.
     
  14. sbeezy

    sbeezy New Member

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    Yeah just looked that up. You're right. For some reason I thought that was a universal thing.
     
  15. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    This is what could be the problem. And, if I lived with a raging alcoholic, I would keep my gun on me, too. If not to protect myself but to keep it out of the drunks hands.
     
  16. TekGreg

    TekGreg Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    This is a state law issue. My previous state said if you were below .08, you were allowed to be in possession of a firearm. My current state says if you blow anything over .000 you are illegally in possession of a deadly weapon, so even alcohol-based cough and cold syrup is out. Check with LEOs or your attorney in your state.
     
  17. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

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    I suppose I treat all tools the same, I wont pull out my circular saw after I have a beer either! Ive been done with the getting drunk thing for about 25 years so in most cases, I would be safe with a m16 or a chainsaw nearly 24/7 anyways. Those that CCW do need to ensure they arent drunk and displaying their piece if they are packing, nothing good will ever come of that!
     
  18. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    Same for NC. Any alcohol is under the influence. You go to jail.
     
  19. Jstrong

    Jstrong New Member

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    I will put up the gun if I know I am going to be drinking at a pub or something,but otherwise it stays with me.

    I do not EVER drink enough to not trust myself with my own gun nowadays.