Alcohol / Vehicle / Pistol question, attn LEO also......
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June 2nd, 2009 07:14 PM
Yup, leave the gun at home.
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June 2nd, 2009 08:19 PM
Know the FL gun laws.
Keep the intoxication rituals for the homefront...you'll learn to do that eventually anyway, why not learn early?
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June 2nd, 2009 11:47 PM
In FL (the state for the OP), you would have committed a crime.
Originally Posted by theparanorm
I don't know about your state.
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June 3rd, 2009 10:15 AM
Are you doing this before or after you've been drinking? If after, I think you are putting everyone around you in danger by manipulating a loaded firearm while intoxicated.
Originally Posted by claybreaker0
June 3rd, 2009 10:21 AM
I would think the number would be more like 99% of self-defense claims fail. I know several defense attorneys and they all joke about how everyone of their clients (court appointed mostly) facing a murder charge claims self-defense.
Originally Posted by CowboyKen
If you throw out all of the frivolous SD claims, then the number probably looks a lot more rational to us.
June 3rd, 2009 12:48 PM
+1. You are in a much safer environment this way too.
Originally Posted by retsupt99
June 3rd, 2009 02:16 PM
I do this before I start drinking so I do not have to do it after, if for some reason I did wait till after....I would have my fiance do it. I know it may sound oxymoronish, but I AM trying to be as safe as possible. I just don't want to have to leave it at home, when home is a 45-1hr ride on a 2 lane road with no lights....no anything. Thanks for everyone's feedback
Originally Posted by scott314
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June 3rd, 2009 02:44 PM
Let me elaborate... At this time, I had consumed one mixed drink of medium strength on an empty stomach. I decided at that time I would like to continue having a few.
Originally Posted by miklcolt45
My friend, who was stone sober as he was also the designated driver, and I stepped away from the group. The only time I handled the firearm was after the gun was "cleared". I lifted my windbreaker, he retrieved my firearm, removed the magazine and chambered round, then handed the gun back to me so I could re-holster it. Under no circumstances would I handle it myself. Even with the little amount I consumed. Much like claybreak0, taking it home was out of the question. We were over an hour from home.
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