...covered here... http://www.mshp.dps.mo.gov/MSHPWeb/P...ts/SHP-863.pdf
This is a discussion on Drinking and Carrying within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; My father at 66 finally decided to get his CCW. He is from Pennsylvania and I am in Missouri. We were just discussing via Facebook ...
My father at 66 finally decided to get his CCW. He is from Pennsylvania and I am in Missouri. We were just discussing via Facebook the differences in some of the laws between PA and MO, and the subject of drinking alcohol came up.
IF I RECALL from my class, which I think I took last spring (I was carrying in a PA permit after I moved here) the instructor said that there are no laws that say you cannot conceal and carry when you are drinking. As long as you aren't "doing anything stupid". Apparently, its not like that in Pennsylvania. Does someone out there know the missouri code well enough to clarify this for me? I could not find an answer on here: www.handgunlaw.us/states/missouri.pdf
Thanks all... "Carry" on...
In a nutshell, "drinking" and "carrying" are two words that don't go together, law or no law. Alcohol and guns do not mix. Those who choose to do this are inviting disaster, and if there is a shooting incident that occurs, you can bet that the alcohol will become an issue regardless of anything else. Just don't do it and avoid the fallout.
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"While intoxicated" is the key phrase. That's .08 in most states these days, which isn't hard to get to. I'd use the same logic as choosing whether or not to drive (assuming you use good logic for that, I mean).
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Don't let the high post count fool you...I'm just part of the welcoming committee.
The logic of ever drinking and carrying just doesn't compute, whether it's legal or not.
You carry to protect yourself in an unforeseen situation. Even with just one drink, if you need to defend yourself, you're gonna be in for the fight of your life, assuming that you just survived the fight for your life.
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I am more concerend about your lack of concern about the issue except the legal aspect. If it were legal it is still stupid to do.
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...they sure do read funny in your state...you may wanna have someone from New Hampshire read that to you...that ain't what it says...
BUT...the actual statute says that: 5) Has a firearm or projectile weapon readily capable of lethal use on his or her person, while he or she is intoxicated, and handles or otherwise uses such firearm or projectile weapon in either a negligent or unlawful manner or discharges such firearm or projectile weapon unless acting in self-defense;
...the actual statute doesn't have the ( ) part that the brochure says...
(Possesses or discharges a firearm or projectile weapon while intoxicated)
Has a firearm or projectile weapon readily capable of lethal use on his or her
person, while he or she is intoxicated, and handles or otherwise uses such
firearm or projectile weapon in either a negligent or unlawful manner or dis-
charges such firearm or projectile weapon unless acting in self-defense.
Last edited by Rock and Glock; February 28th, 2013 at 11:12 PM.
I'm in total agreement with DocT's above assessment. It's exactly the same as drinking and driving. Don't do it. Period, nada, end of story.
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