LTCF and drinking?????

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    Never was a heavy drinker. On the rare occasion I do, it's at home. And even then, not to excess.
    Back in " the day" I was a brawler, drank a little tequila and would get kind of sideways. Alcohol caused me to do some stupid things, and after a wake up call, from a little jail time, I quit altogether. In my older age, I have learned about moderation.

    Guns and alcohol don't mix, especially if you are young and have settled in to yourself.
    My advice is if you pack a gun, run like hell from alcohol.
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    LTCF and drinking?????

    I don't drink and carry in public, which is illegal in my state. I will have a little booze at home and keep my gun handy. I am also not aware of anything that dictates if you drink in your own home that you forfeit your right to be secure. I also don't get wasted and don't have 'attitude' issues when I do drink. If I were hosting a gathering with guests, it would be a different matter.

    Like with most things, I think the answer is to do it responsibly. I would also support laws, as some states have, that use the DUI limit for carrying also. As I said, I don't believe one should have to forfeit their right to be safe because they have a beer. Some will disagree, but then if you look at some of the replies in this thread that some have jumped to the conclusion that moderate drinking equals getting trashed.
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    I drink very little. When I do it's a beer or 2 at home. If I'm out it's most likely riding my motorcycle and I certainly won't be drinking and getting on the bike! It's scary enough here in Fl. without adding alcohol to the equation!

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    easy for me . I started CC'n when it became legel back in florida some 25 or 26 years ago. Thats when I finally sobbered up and stopped drinking too. I don't drink, at all. Read states laws carefully and you may find CC'n and any alchohol could be trouble. NC is ZERO amount. even a .o1 could be a dui with a firearm.

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    I don't drink when armed as a matter of personal preference, but here in FL it is legal to drink and carry. The state recognizes that even drunks are entitled to self-defence.
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    If you drink more than you expected at a friends party, what do you do with your CCW?

    I plan to put mine in my wifes purse or coat (Shes getting her LTCF as well next week)


    If your firearm is safely holstered and you "discover" that you have now had too much to drink then leave your firearm in the holster. You should not be de-holstering or touching your firearm while you are intoxicated. If your firearm is in your holster it does not know how much you have had to drink and it does not care how much you have had to drink.
    Leave it alone and go home and go to sleep.

    If the reason WHY you want your firearm off of your person and into your Wife's purse is because you cannot trust your actions or emotions while drinking alcohol then you should either not be carrying a firearm at all or you should never be drinking alcoholic beverages.

    And any individual who ever gets wild & "out of control" after consuming an excess of alcohol should be examining themselves and asking themselves what deep rooted psychological problems they have that are allowing that abnormal repressed personality to emerge after the over-consumption of alcohol.
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    In Texas, there is no blood alcohol limit. It is up to the LEO to determine if you are "impaired". For me, that means no alcohol at all while carrying. If I am going to drink, the gun stays at home. Since I chose to carry a gun at all times, then that means I have stopped drinking. It is all about choices. Also, since you put the gun in your wife's purse and she does not have a concealed handgun license, you just made her a criminal.
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    Most everyone shares my position.....Guns = good, alcohol = good, but the two never mix without inviting disaster. Cheers!
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    Oh and I forgot to add, if something bad happens as a result of carrying while drinking, DC members here WILL post your story.
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    I drink a lot! None of it has alcolol. Husband is the same. No worries, lots of fun!
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    I find that the easiest way not to have to worry about any sittuation that arises when I have had to much to drink... is to not have too much to drink. But if you are going to, just be responsible and plan ahead.

    But remember the three stupids rule, and that nothing good happens after midnight.
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    If I know ahead of time that I'll be drinking, I leave it at home. If I happen to stop by a friend's house or we end up changing plans I lock mine up.

    That said, once I decided to carry drinking became very low on my priority list... I was never a big drinker before so it was a pretty easy move. I've been the designated driver ever since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAL View Post
    I drink a lot! None of it has alcholol. Husband is the same. No worries, lots of fun!
    Whatever you're drinking is affecting your spelling though. ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Whatever you're drinking is affecting your spelling though. ;-)
    LOL Never was a good speller!! Cucumber should start with a "Q!"
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    I don't think it is wise to disarm. A good shooting is a good shooting. If you defend yourself and you are under the influence or not I don't think it will play if it is self defense or not.

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