Alcohol and concealed carry

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    If I'm not leaving my property...then yes..but not more than 1 or 2..ok 3...but....

    If i am off-site, then never or else it gets locked up in the vehicle.
    I know the idea of shooting if you are impaired but i will take that chance on MY proplerty.
    I figure no difference than if i had to defend myself while i was drinking.
    I'd still shoot...drunk or not.
    What am i gonna do? let a BG take my stuff or my life while saying "sorry i can't shoot ya, i have been drinking...looks like ya got a freebie"...ummm no.

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    I drink, but they are few and far between. Last weekend I went to a Brother in-laws for dinner and had two beers in the 4 hours we were there. The gun stayed locked up in the car. It was probably two hours between the last beer and our departure. The week end before I went to a friends for dinner and killing paper. In the 10 hours we were together I had 3 beers and a small shot. Again the gun stayed locked in the car during the consumption of adult beverages. It was probably 3-4 hours between the last beer and me getting into the car again. The last drink I had before that was probably 3 months ago. So it is not normally an issue.
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    I do not have any alcohol when I carry. Because of that, I almost never have any alcohol any more. Maybe half a beer every six months with friends, and then I make sure I don't have my guns around. Just don't want the two to mix.

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    alcohol and serious stuff don't mix...

    driving, boating, guns, blowing stuff up....

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    I only drink on the weekends, but if I know that I'm going to have more than 2, I leave my gun at home and take Mace with me.

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    I dont drink at home, its iligal to carry in a bar. I dont drink alot at parties, cause Id like to drive home withought geting a DUI charge. If I do decide to drink more than a few, I put my gun in my overnight bag.

    I live within walking distance of my bar. There are manny things that I can defend myself with that isnt concidered a "weapon".

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    I never drink to the point of intoxication. I may have a few glasses of wine over a four hour span at a social event. That would be about it. When I was younger and consumed more alcohol I would leave my firearm at home. But these days I carry 24/7 and don't have the same "thirst" that I did in my younger days.
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    I answered No, but wish to expound a bit. I will not drink in a restaurant, don't patronize bars, and believe in "If I have pants on..." carry. With that said, if my wife and I are home, or visiting with friends, I will have one social drink if the situation warrants it. If I am going to, for example, a Christmas party, where part of the fun is playing drunken Dance Dance Revolution and Karaoke Revolution, then I will go unarmed. I will not mix my guns and booze - so more often than not, I go without the booze.

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    Never drink when I'm carrying outside of the house. I have had occasion to have a couple of drinks with my EDC on in the house. But for the most part my alcohol consumption is pretty low.
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    Booze and guns are a no-no.

    Just an accident waiting to occur. Plus I'm born again and lost the desire to drink.

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    I do not drink at all, and admit that I am somewhat surprised and pleased at the responses. I was always taught, and believe, that alcohol and guns do not mix.
    I would have thought that many here would have said that they can handle "it" and don't mind drinking 2 or 3 drinks while carrying. I was mistaken, and I am glad.

    As has been said, the person that has the least judgment as to his degree of impairment is the one who is drinking.
    Personally, I would prefer that the law was such that one drink while carrying would result in loss of license, and a misdemeanor charge. No, it is not because I do not drink, it is the fact that one's senses and judgment are impaired.

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    Recently stopped drinking, again.
    I've been quitting since I was 18, started drinking regularly when I was 14, I was in England where they don't ID, I looked old enough and had money so I got drinks.

    I have a love/hate relationship with alcohol. It would be fair to say I'm a binge drinker, I can't have just one or two, but I can go without for months.
    After getting my permit I had no desire to carry drunk, either at home or out. I have never drank and drove (not even one drink once) so I thought I'd be able to do it. Then there was a bad day, then another...

    Soon enough I was getting wasted and wearing a gun in the house.

    Nothing made me stop, no particular incident thankfully. I just saw myself and maybe saw a possible conclusion to this behavior. It's the same as driving drunk, you think you can take that turn or beat that light, except it's with a gun and the net result is you wake up in jail with some cop telling you that you thought your wife was an intruder and you shot her as she entered the house.

    So I don't drink, and long may it last. I already drank enough for one lifetime.

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    Seldom Drink...

    I seldom drink these days...but I had plenty in my youth. If a beer a day was healthy, I'm probably good through the year 2087...

    I might by a six-pack and have 3 tonight and 3 tomorrow...and then no more for six months...(the 2-3 beers usually involve a hot tub).

    I have on ocassion had a beer with dinner while out and CCW...the last time, I don't even remember...probably not in the last year (in FL that is legal).\

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    I answered no but I might have a drink and carry. It would have to be at my home or a friends because in KS bars are no carry zones --- for good reason me thinks!!

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    I don't drink. I do take sips now and then just to see what I'm missing, and it isn't much. I guess I've just never liked the taste very much.

    Plus, I've seen too many problems caused by alcohol (like a drunken brother-in-law going into a rage and looking for his guns so he could shoot me) that I'm not terribly interested in it.

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