LTCF and drinking?????

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    I never drink while carrying

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toorop View Post
    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.
    If it's illegal for you to be drinking (outside of the home) while armed, I'm sure something of some sort will arise that isn't in your favor.

    If I have a few drinks inside my home, I don't feel that I forfeit the right to defend myself, but I wouldn't go out drinking while carrying and I don't.
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    I dont think it is a good idea personally for me to drink and carry.
    I do like the idea of a designated CCWer. Can also double as a designated driver. One of the things we have discussed here before is staying away from places where bad things happen. Bars are very high on the list.
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    Easy one for me. I don't drink anyway, so I never have to worry about it. LOL
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    I don't get drunk - I'll allow myself a beer in the evening once in a while, but never more than 1. I don't feel the need to lock my gun up if I'm drinking a beer. If I'm out in public - I won't touch the stuff while carrying. A couple weeks ago a friend wanted to meet at a bar - state law here is if you have to be 21 to be in the area, no carrying allowed. Sounds reasonable...unless you're the DD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by houdini View Post
    I never drink while carrying

    Good for you. Everyone should do likewise, IMO.
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    IMO, QKShooter nailed it.
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    I don't worry about it, of course I quit drinking many years ago.
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    These days, I only really indulge in a nightcap here and there. I've by far out grown the "partying" stage, especially since I got an early start on it. I'm a young, old man.
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    I dont drink at all anymore. I would suggest staying away from your gun when drinking, Especially if your going to get smashed. If I did drink, I would NOT carry.

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    Ice tea when I carry. Don't drink much anymore.
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    No alcohol while carrying!

    Alcohol is a beckoning doorway to The 3 Stupids: 1 Don't do stupid things
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    Avoid alcohol and do not get into any mental wrestling matches about "What should I do now??"

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    Quote Originally Posted by .45acpguy View Post
    No alcohol while carrying!

    Alcohol is a beckoning doorway to The 3 Stupids: 1 Don't do stupid things
    2 in stupid places
    3 with stupid people

    Avoid alcohol and do not get into any mental wrestling matches about "What should I do now??"
    What he said ^^^^^^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by boricua View Post
    In some states it is illegal to drink any amount of alcohol while armed. Even though, most people's judgment will not be impaired by having one or two beers/drinks, I don't think that drinking and carrying is a good idea. Just think what would happen if for some reason you discharge your gun (justified or not) and you are found to be "under the influence." I don't think that will go too well in a court of law. JMHO.
    Is this just your opinion or can you cite case(s)? I have looked and could not find a single case where an otherwise good self defense shooting turned into something else because of drinking by the defender. So, for me, this is just urban myth.

    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    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.
    So, in some states it is legal to carry a firearm and consume adult beverages. Here, in Nevada, the legal limit for drinking and carrying is 0.10 bac (dui is 0.08) so I can drink quite a bit and still be legal to carry.

    Quote Originally Posted by kmagnuss View Post
    I don't drink while I have a gun on me. Part of being a responsible gun owner is being a responsible gun owner.
    Being a resposible drinker is being a responsible drinker. I think you just don't trust yourself to behave like an adult once you have started to drink. I do trust myself. I agree, those who cannot have a drink and continue to behave should not drink. But this has nothing to do with guns!

    Quote Originally Posted by preachertim View Post
    If you plan to drink you should temporarily disarm from the 1st drink
    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerfield View Post
    If I am going someplace where I will be having any amount of alcohol, I leave it home. Just like drinking and driving...... DON"T
    So, in your view, if I go out to eat with my wife and have a glass of wine with my meal I should no longer be allowed to defend her against attackers! I disagree.

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    That is ok to disagree Ken.I am not trying to find common ground for you just a place for me to feel confident in the fact that it will be one less thing I have to deal with after the shooting.For me it is not even a Christian reason but personal preference. Just be mindful of the fact that alcohol does slow reaction time, but are you willing to bet the Life of a Loved one on it as you said. You will only have seconds to respond and I have Lines in the sand now. I don t draw them when I get there if I feel like it. It s worth more to me.
    Quote Originally Posted by CowboyKen View Post
    Is this just your opinion or can you cite case(s)? I have looked and could not find a single case where an otherwise good self defense shooting turned into something else because of drinking by the defender. So, for me, this is just urban myth.



    So, in some states it is legal to carry a firearm and consume adult beverages. Here, in Nevada, the legal limit for drinking and carrying is 0.10 bac (dui is 0.08) so I can drink quite a bit and still be legal to carry.



    Being a resposible drinker is being a responsible drinker. I think you just don't trust yourself to behave like an adult once you have started to drink. I do trust myself. I agree, those who cannot have a drink and continue to behave should not drink. But this has nothing to do with guns!




    So, in your view, if I go out to eat with my wife and have a glass of wine with my meal I should no longer be allowed to defend her against attackers! I disagree.

    Ken
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