Indiana..I read you can drink and carry?

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    Indiana..I read you can drink and carry?

    I read a post on another forum (opencarry i think) and a fella said he "...went in, ordered a burger, fries, and a pint(!) (of beer i assume)"
    Is this kosher in Indiana? I know you can carry lotsa places in many other states than Ohio allows but bars..ok you can carry, but to order a beer while carrying and have that "state allowed" is a different story...
    Someone from In. please advise on the truthfullness of this...I am travelling to Indiana this weekend and while I have no intention of drinking while carrying I sure would like to know if this is 'recognized".
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    Its legal to carry in bar and have a drink but I wouldn't recommend drinking and carrying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonySoprano View Post
    Its legal to carry in bar and have a drink but I wouldn't recommend drinking and carrying.
    100% agree...
    If something were to go down, and you had been drinking....the repurcussions wouldn't be good.
    Don't drink and carry...
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    Most states do not allow you to carry while intoxicated or “under the influence” but I have not read any laws from any state that specifically prohibit the act of drinking while carrying. Some will prohibit carrying in bars and restaurants, some will prohibit carry in places that serve alcohol to be consumed on the premises, and some will prohibit carry in establishments that derive over 50% of their revenue from alcohol sales. All of these do imply that you can not drink while carrying, but I have never read anything that specifically says that you can not drink alcoholic beverages.

    It would be good, however, to note that most states that specifically prohibit carrying while “under the influence” do not specify what “under the influence” is. In a case like this it is generally accepted that “under the influence” is the same as it would be for driving, but since it does not specifically state a BAC it is up to the DA whether he/she wants to do anything about somebody who has had only one or two drinks.

    Personally, the strongest drink I will ever have while carrying is a Coca-Cola. I do not drink much any more, although I used to in my younger days, and I know what it can do to both judgment and fine motor skills, especially for somebody like me who only drinks occasionally now.

    I know several people who have no problem with having one or two beers, and it really does not seem to effect them, I’m just not one of those people.

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    In Texas you can drink and carry,but you cannot be intoxicated while carrying,let me sum it up this way ,if you're carrying leave it home,most peoples common sense starts sliding once they start drinking ,how many drunk drivers thought they were ok to drive when they got stopped,if you get in a situation where you have to draw or shoot and you been drinking It could be a problem.
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    By letter of the law, it isn't prohibited. But if anything happens, you'll be charged with something like public endangerment with a deadly weapon.

    We haven't tried to outlaw stupid yet.

    If anything ever happens, I want there to be zero doubt about the clarity of my decisions, so I don't drink anytime I'm carrying. . . which my wife seems to like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MnemonicMonkey View Post
    By letter of the law, it isn't prohibited. But if anything happens, you'll be charged with something like public endangerment with a deadly weapon.

    We haven't tried to outlaw stupid yet.

    If anything ever happens, I want there to be zero doubt about the clarity of my decisions, so I don't drink anytime I'm carrying. . . which my wife seems to like.
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    Sometimes what is legal isn't what is smart!
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    Hummmm...going against the tide...many state laws allow. Some (many?) maintain a personal more restrictive standard. Will never cross someone's personal more restricted standards...but I have no issue with a drink. All in understanding one's limits...

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    In Michigan, it's a no since .02 isn't much. I see no problem if it's legal to stay with the same limit as driving your car. Both can be deadly.
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    I live and carry in Indiana. Even into bars.

    Drunken shootings by Licensed citizens are not a problem.


    Why make a law for something that doesn't exist?

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    I've had a beer with a meal in FL...not a big deal...

    OK...





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    in nevada you can drink and carry as long as you are below the legal limit to drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I've had a beer with a meal in FL...not a big deal...

    OK...





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