This is a discussion on LTCF and drinking????? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by 9MMare Your assertion is that alcohol impairs judgement. I agreed. However I pointed out that impairment does not necessarily mean complete..or even ...
We're stating the same thing as far as how we feel about the subject generically, we're just approaching it from different perspectives. I make a motion that we agree to agree. Do I hear a second?
I watched a test one time on alcohol, personal estimation of imparement, and ability to function. Without exception the personal estimation of imparement was low. They did the ability to function test and asked test takers how they thought they had done, and received pretty much the same response. They brought the test takers back 24 hours later, and let them watch the video tape of their estimations, and their function tests. The test takers saw that they were much more impared than they recognized at the time and had no idea how badly they had done on the function test.
The conclusion is that we are not good judges of our own abilities when we drink alcohol - even a little alcohol.
Am I saying you can't drink? No! But be honest with yourself and realize that, in most instances, with alcohol, you will think you are more able to function than you really are.
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I had an issue dealing with this last night. I drove for the family when we went out to dinner last night. I left my .38 locked in my glove box since I knew I'd have a beer or two. I ended up drinking only one, but that was enough for me not to want to carry a firearm.
"It is your evil that will be sought by us. With every breath we will hunt them down. Each day we will spill their blood, until it rains down from the skies. Do not kill. Do not rape. Do not steal. These are principles that every man from every faith can embrace." -McManus twins Boondock Saints
I know it runs against the grain for this forum, but I never disarm, except within the confines of my castle, temporary or permanent. Just don't do it. I'm good with it if you want to, but I won't. We used to have a policy with everyone dropping their pistols on top of a refrigerator when alcohol was involved, but then you got drunks handling pistols, at the end of the evening, and while we never had any problems, it's a risk not worth taking.
I realize that complacency can result in fatalities and alcohol further compounds this, but so can being unarmed, when you're used to being armed at all times. I don't handle my holstered sidearm any more or any less. It's holstered when I put my pants on, and unholstered when I take them off. If I need it, I need it. I also don't drink to excess any longer. Old age does have benefits. :)
I have SecureIt safe in each of my vehicles bolted under the seats to secure my weapons when there is a need to do so. I also have long gun locks in the trunk of my vehicle. Do I drink? yes, but never to the excess.
"To blame a gun for a mans decision is to foolishly attribute free will to an inanimate object"- Colion Noir.
My neighbor came over the other day to visit and to have a nice cold Sudsss with conversation. The first thing I did was disarm myself at the kitchen table by unloading magazine from my 1911.
I keep a gun safe in the car. If I am out and have a drink, the gun goes into the safe prior to the first sip. If I am home, it goes into the home safe.
Speaking of drinking hate to steal a thread.but..... What if I went out drinking and came home drunk. As I lay in my bed guys break in and start to in ade my house. I'm drunk but mentally there to know shtf and I need to protect myself and do by stopping the threat with deadly force. Am I ok??? Or screwed??
Guess that be deside by how good a lawyer you have and the grand jurys review.