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    Quote Originally Posted by vernsimpson View Post
    I would have to ask you, "Why would you ever WANT to drink and carry?"
    why not? are you incapable of having a drink or 2 and remaining sober?

    everyone is different, with differing abilities and tolerances that is why the libturd concept of one size fits all is so absurd.

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    While not illegal in some states, not smart in all.

  4. First of all, I don't no to much about your state open carry/ drinking laws but, seems to me it would be a much smarter idea to do one or the other instead of doing both at the same time. Your just asking for trouble, ecspecially with open carry where it's more inviting to the intruder. Grow up and be the more responsible one. Gun owners have enough publicity with out people like you adding to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlaw64 View Post
    First of all, I don't no to much about your state open carry/ drinking laws but, seems to me it would be a much smarter idea to do one or the other instead of doing both at the same time. Your just asking for trouble, ecspecially with open carry where it's more inviting to the intruder. Grow up and be the more responsible one. Gun owners have enough publicity with out people like you adding to it.
    That's interesting I feel the same way about gun owners like you. Can't control themselves while having a glass of wine, can't control themselves from spreading firearm myths, can control themselves from being elitist...

    Being of the liberal argument is not smarter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlaw64 View Post
    First of all, I don't no to much about your state open carry/ drinking laws but, seems to me it would be a much smarter idea to do one or the other instead of doing both at the same time. Your just asking for trouble, ecspecially with open carry where it's more inviting to the intruder. Grow up and be the more responsible one. Gun owners have enough publicity with out people like you adding to it.
    people like me? who the fugg do you think you are making such a comment? this is your first post? do us a favor and crawl back under your bridge, troll

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolf_fire View Post
    "Should" is a grey area when dealing with alcohol and firearms. I would say that you drinking a glass of wine while enjoying a nice meal, that no one would say much if anything. Going to the bar however, is a completely different story. In either event, the choice is completely up to you, if the state allows it. The only thing that one may want to put in the back of their mind is, if you have to defend your wife with your firearm and there are many witnesses to say you were drinking just prior to the event, then a prosecuting attorney will use this rubbish to make you look like your judgment is impaired.

    Now I agree with you, if you were legally defending your wife from some piece of trash, then the prosecuting attorney can shove it too. But it is always something to be mindful of while we are carrying. I personally don't drink in public anymore. This solves two dilemmas: who drives and who carries. In both scenarios, driving or using my firearm for a legal defense of self or others, no one can ever try to make a case that I was impaired.
    For me, a good shoot is a good shoot. This world is screwed up, everywhere including gun owners, I don't care much about what others think, especially when they can only make arguments based on extremes. I have more confidence in defending my decision with a glass of wine in me, then I do of a large number of gun owners who are as dumb as rocks.

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    Common sense would dictate to NOT drink and carry. Imagine you are impaired, even within the limits allowed by whatever state you reside in. Then imagine you have to make a snap judgement to use or not use your weapon in self defense. You may end up making the wrong decision and either end up dead or end up in jail and being "tested" for alcohol in your system. What do you think will happen next when they find you have ANY amount of alcohol in your system and you just killed someone or wounded someone, even if it was later determined to be a correct decision on your part? I'll tell you. You may or may not, depending on the place you live and the county attorney, be charged anyway. If you are "lucky" and aren't charged with a crime (due to being under the influence), you stand a HUGE chance of a civil lawsuit brought forth by the family of the deceased (or wounded). They will argue, rightly or not, that you are responsible. Are you prepared for that fight in court? Do you have the financial resources to retain an attorney and pay that attorney the tens of thousands of dollars it will cost to defend yourself, with the outcome totally uncertain? At the end, if things don't go your way, are you prepared to pay whatever the judge orders to the family of the deceased? For myself, even though I have a premium liability insurance policy, I've made the decision that if I really need a beer or drink, I'll do it at home, not in a bar or anywhere else. That beer or drink just isn't that important to yours truly. I'll have my diet coke please, if I really need to go out somewhere. That's just me though. Maybe it's my 60 years of being lucky to have stayed out of trouble that is talking here, but to me it's also just common sense stuff. Good luck to you though if you feel you must drink and carry anyway.
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  9. Very simply, NO!! Only an idiot would ever be armed while drinking!!

    The Second Amendment protects All Rights!!

  10. Ya better hope I'm not on your jury!!

    The Second Amendment protects All Rights!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostinataxi View Post
    Common sense would dictate to NOT drink and carry. Imagine you are impaired, even within the limits allowed by whatever state you reside in. Then imagine you have to make a snap judgement to use or not use your weapon in self defense. You may end up making the wrong decision and either end up dead or end up in jail and being "tested" for alcohol in your system. What do you think will happen next when they find you have ANY amount of alcohol in your system and you just killed someone or wounded someone, even if it was later determined to be a correct decision on your part? I'll tell you. You may or may not, depending on the place you live and the county attorney, be charged anyway. If you are "lucky" and aren't charged with a crime (due to being under the influence), you stand a HUGE chance of a civil lawsuit brought forth by the family of the deceased (or wounded). They will argue, rightly or not, that you are responsible. Are you prepared for that fight in court? Do you have the financial resources to retain an attorney and pay that attorney the tens of thousands of dollars it will cost to defend yourself, with the outcome totally uncertain? At the end, if things don't go your way, are you prepared to pay whatever the judge orders to the family of the deceased? For myself, even though I have a premium liability insurance policy, I've made the decision that if I really need a beer or drink, I'll do it at home, not in a bar or anywhere else. That beer or drink just isn't that important to yours truly. I'll have my diet coke please, if I really need to go out somewhere. That's just me though. Maybe it's my 60 years of being lucky to have stayed out of trouble that is talking here, but to me it's also just common sense stuff. Good luck to you though if you feel you must drink and carry anyway.
    How's this for common sense. You have a beer at dinner, you decide not to carry, on your way to your car which you can legally operate, someone kills you because you couldn't defend yourself. It's a good thing you don't have to deal with that jury now isn't it...because you're DEAD.

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