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    How many people when sitting at home either watching tv or on the web have an adult beverage while their gun is within reach in case a problem arises? Not saying that you are getting loaded, but having a social drink relaxing....


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    Well partner, I'm having a Tsingtao as I type, and my Glock-36 is next to the bottle. I've just finished a 'late' big meal, I'll probably have a second bottle...and then into the hot tub and off to Never-Never Land.
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    Pretty much describes my night.

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    No alcohol at all for me ever.
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    Sometimes, but my one and only gun remains on the nightstand in the bedroom at all times when I'm home unless I am doing dry-fire practice.....with no beverages OR ammo in the same room.
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    I have a gun in arms reach at all times when allowable. When I am at home downstairs shooting a few games of pool and having an adult beverage or two, it is no different. It stays in the holster...no fondling. When it's time to clean, no adult beverages.
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    I say yes I do. If I am having a few too many I lock it up before I start singing me Irish songs.

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    Yep, sitting right next to my keyboard and water bottle! Rarely drink that other stuff.

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    When I have a drink or several, there is always a loaded gun as close to me as my car keys. I don't drive when I've been drinking, and I don't mess with the guns. There are also lighters and knives handy, but so far I have managed to enjoy a drink without stabbing anyone, and have committed no arsons.
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    My gun lately has not left me, not really because of security reasons though. it has become kinda like a lapdog that needs petting.
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    Well, Drunk or not, If some bad guy comes into to get ya you can shoot him. I say drink up. You're at home. You can do whatever you want there.
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    You're in your home. You don't give up the right to defend yourself because you have a few beers. You might want to lock it up if you're going to get drunk, but if you need it, it's not like you were going out looking for trouble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnK87 View Post
    You're in your home. You don't give up the right to defend yourself because you have a few beers. You might want to lock it up if you're going to get drunk, but if you need it, it's not like you were going out looking for trouble.

    ^^^^ I myself usually have a nightcap. One of the Sigs is never more than a foot away from me. Guns and booze don't mix, but neither do wolves and sheep. Do what you want in your home, stay safe. Bout all I can come up with.

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    Know your limit, and stop well prior to reaching it.

    I'll have a beer or sip something 'warm and wonderful' from, say, Kentucky with a firearm close by. It's pretty rare I get legally intoxicated......much less 'tore-luggen' drunk anymore.....but on those few, rare instances my firearms are put away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlmorasco View Post
    How many people when sitting at home either watching tv or on the web have an adult beverage while their gun is within reach in case a problem arises?
    When at home, I am armed.

    Since I don't drink much, that part's not a problem.
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