Alcohol?

Alcohol?

This is a discussion on Alcohol? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I am relatively new to any type of carry, and owned my first handgun for HD and range time for a few years. I never ...

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    Alcohol?

    I am relatively new to any type of carry, and owned my first handgun for HD and range time for a few years. I never carry after consuming ANY alcohol, and i know that is very well agreed upon here. But, for home defense i usually keep my guns locked in a quick access safe when going to bed after having anything to drink (most night without drinking i have the safe open so my weapons are immediately available in my nightstand).

    Do you guys follow the same rule for home defense weapons after a few drinks, or do you allow yourself some leniency on that rule in the house?



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    Also, anyone have legal knowledge about needing to use a weapon in your house if you have detectable levels of alcohol in your system?

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    I imagine you will only get responses ranging from very conservative to overtly acceptable.
    Those that deviate from that ^ won't reply.
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    Legality issues will depend on your state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishwiz4 View Post
    Also, anyone have legal knowledge about needing to use a weapon in your house if you have detectable levels of alcohol in your system?
    Since I would only be using my firearm against a ''Threat of Death or Great Bodily Injury' to me or Loved Ones, a charge of being "legally impaired' would be the least of my worries.
    I would worry more about my diminished capacity towards 'Stopping the Deadly Threat'.

    For me, not a big issue at home, but outside or in public means zero alcohol if armed. Some years, I don't even get around to having a drink. Old age?
    My nightstand sidearm only moves if me & wife are having company, grandkids, etc., but neither of us ever gets 'stupid drunk'.
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    I might would answer that question if it was someone I trusted. Someone with 11 posts? Yeah right...
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    i don't handle my guns when i'm drunk. but if some criminal happens to kick down my door when i am intoxicated (pretty much never) i'm gonna do what is necessary.
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    I will have to change my post to say check your local State laws regarding home defense.
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    I don't touch my guns when I've been drinking...but I dont drink so I'm always good ;)

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    I know in Maryland no alcohol or drugs . I don't Drink and Drive and i don't Carry and Drink .

    I have worked hard to get my permits and training i always respect the things i have put effort in .

    I would defend my family at home if i was drinking but i drink very very little . Outside the home no Alcohol
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    Quote Originally Posted by NONAME762 View Post
    I might would answer that question if it was someone I trusted. Someone with 11 posts? Yeah right...
    you do realize that anything you post here can be viewed by anyone yes? anyone at all with a computer and internet, even if they are not a member here, regardless if the question was asked by a brand new member or a mod with tens of thousands of posts.

    why is it that some folks feel the need to bash new members asking questions?
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    This is one of the biggest reasons why I never have more than one drink an evening. It removes the threat of needing to shoot someone while intoxicated.
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    alcohol, I spent way to much time dealing with soldiers with all kinds of problems related to alcohol. No madder what the issue some how alcohol was always a factor remove it most cases problems solved.
    The idea of anyone with alcohol in their system and a gun scares me. I look at how many people after drinking decide it is ok to drive , dumb call but when alcohol is influencing your thinking easy to see it happening, so mix in a gun.
    Easy issue for me I don't have time for alcohol. It would interfere with riding and shooting.
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    Florida it is not illegal to carry while drinking, or use it in a legally justified SD situation when drinking. Otherwise "using" a firearm while drinking is (I.e. target shooting?). I rarely drink, and when I do it is very light. I don't do much different. Now how a DA or a lawyer might attempt to portray it or how a jury might view it is anyone's guess. Smartest thing is to avoid alcohol, but if your state laws don't prohibit it and you are a responsible consumer it's not that big of a concern. When at home, if you have small kids guns should be locked away or on your person anyway. If no kids, I wouldn't be concerned with having a firearm out of the safe.
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