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A gun in the hand is a million times more valuable than a cop on the phone!
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OK to carry & drink in Colo as long as you are not intoxicated.
Intoxicated here is not defined by BAC. I guess they're leaving that up to a LEO/Judge/Jury.
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I personally would never drink and carry,too many bad scenarios can happen
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Legal here as long as not over DUI limit, but not smart, so I don't drink and carry.
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Hey, here we go...hang on...
Drinking and guns.
I have had a beer with dinner, no problem for me...
By the way, that's my wife driving, and I'm in the back after having a beer with dinner...
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In Texas, short answer ... NO.
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To follow-up my earlier point, and to be more clear, I will, on occasion, have one drink with dinner. If it is a long dinner party, at a secure location, perhaps another drink, after an hour. I like to wait a full hour after finishing the last drink before leaving. I have looked into this; science is on my side.
If going to a pub/bar with friends, and not eating a meal, I stick to non-alcoholic drinks, and I don't hang around with the type of friends who drink to excess, or get stupid while drinking. I have a badge, so I can carry into bars; this also tends to get me elected to be the designated driver, and designated shooter, too, for that matter. I can enjoy sipping bottled water, or cranberry juice, with no alcohol, just fine.
It's illegal to drive while impaired. A 105 lb. person gets impaired with fewer drinks than say a 250 lb. person. Those that serve alcohol have the tedious responsibility to determine when someone has had enough. They also are there to serve patrons, hence the fine that's being walked every day.
Glad nothing happened. I will NOT walk through the bar for any reason if I am carrying. Odds may be in my favor, but I don't think Murphy likes me sometimes.
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Booze N Guns real bad idea, and is illegal every place that I know of..... You do not need a alcoholic beverage to have a good time, Iced Tea anyone????
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