I really don't drink, not a big fan. But if you do plan ahead and leave it behind if you have too
I only drink one glass of wine with my wife during supper. At a party with friends I drink what ever sodas they have.
My preferred situation is that my gun is always on me, like my cell phone. So where legal, both are. I'm not gun-happy nor particularly focused on my gun (or my cell phone)....and it's not just going to jump out and activate itself.
I may drink, but I do not drink to excess, ever. Pretty sure that was left behind in my college days...if even then.
I think it's strange that so many men...out of their 20's...still associate drinking with getting drunk. Many people can and do enjoy drinking for other reasons than getting wasted. I hate drinking 'too much' but I certainly enjoy wines and developing a palate for fine scotch and tequila. I enjoy the taste. And at home, the relaxation.
Drinking does not equal irresponsibility. However drinking can lead to irresponsibility. So can driving a car. So can carrying a gun...no alcohol required.
Yes!!!! Everybody thinks they are the Exception. Guns and alcohol don t Mix . You made the choice not me. Safe family or wine. Is it that Important. I never think it is better to be disarmed.People disarm there selves all the time with bad decisions anyway.Also to answer the Question. You are at full speed and completely aware. Accept the fact you choose alcohol over them.Never a good decision. You really cant have everything you want all the time and always get away with it. Murphy will show up eventually!
I wasn't speaking of getting plastered.
I drink whiskey or beer. My Jack is two shots over 4 ice cubes and sipped slowly. I enjoy the flavor.
My theoretical situation is you go to a friends house or something to help. He offers to fire up the BBQ.
Two beers later I plan to discuss with my SO weather she wants to drive us home. If she says fine, then I (in a still non-drunk state of mind) will hand my pistol and holster to her (also LTCF!) and continue to have a few more.
Too many people read half a post and want to jump on people. EXAMPLE: One poster went as far as to admonish me for giving my pistol to my wife and getting her arrested when the OP said she has her LTCF as well.
Well Let me thank you for the touch of class you just added to a simple I dont belive people should carry and drink at the same time disagreement.I did not ask you to agree with me or to not drink. Drink eat and be merry. You seem to have it under control . I will just take care of me and my hypocrite self. I do not have to worry about your name calling. I sir am not going to belittle a good forum with what is meant to be a place where we can discuss things. name calling ? Really.Let me know how it works out for you.
Boys! Attitute checks. Agree to disagree and move on.
I go out and get plastered on Pepsi while carrying concealed. I don't see the problem. :wink:
"The thing here is that alcohol impairs your faculties. Even just one drink causes impairment. That's a fact. The only variable is how impaired you become, and that is a factor of how many drinks you have, among other things. So speaking for myself, no, I will not drink while carrying. Of course, I am not on a campaign to stop everybody from drinking while carrying. That is a personal decision that every one of us has to make. I was simply replying to a question that was posed by the OP on the subject."
See, in no way did I say or intimate that you shouldn't enjoy a drink (or two, or whatever you choose) while carrying. That choice is yours to make. I simply stated that I choose not to do so, and I gave supportive reasons as to why I make that choice.
We're actually on the same page. We both believe that each individual should make an informed decision as to whether to drink, and how much. I choose not to drink at all. You choose to have a drink or two. It's all good.
However I pointed out that impairment does not necessarily mean complete..or even major... loss of judgement. And I gave a few examples where I have managed to safely function after imbibing alcohol, over a lifetime. Each individual is different in the amount that they tolerate and that also means we handle our behavior differently.