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  1. Concealed carry while consuming alcohol?

    I am trying to find the law that states that you can not carry open/concealed while consuming alcohol. Can someone please point me in the right direction. Thanks.

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  3. That depends on your jurisdiction. Here in Utah you just can't be above .08 BAC.
    Sincerely......Batty

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    No matter if, it is legal or illegal is it a good idea? In case of having to draw your weapon and it, goes to trial even without being fired and the issue of alcohol use would be tricky would it not. Why risk an impaired judgment?
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    I have yet to find any state that will allow you to carry and drink. Even if one state did allow it, I do not believe sane person on this site would ever support such a stupid law. The only ones on this site who may support such a law would be the "trolls" who do all they can to disrupt and twist things we say.

    I would have to ask you, "Why would you ever WANT to drink and carry?" You have only one post and you start a thread like this! You are in real danger of being labeled a "Troll"!

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    Beers and Micro beers are a huge part of the northwest. The cities I live around are world renown for their wineries. Washington allows drinking and carrying, and if my wife and I decide to go to a winery and have a nice dinner and we have a glass of wine with our meal, anyone who would say I shouldn't be able to defend my wife with my firearm can go shove it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stagman View Post
    I am trying to find the law that states that you can not carry open/concealed while consuming alcohol. Can someone please point me in the right direction. Thanks.
    What state do you live in or want the laws for?

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  8. In Nevada it is 0.1% to carry. Yes, you can carry in bars and casinos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vernsimpson View Post
    I have yet to find any state that will allow you to carry and drink. Even if one state did allow it, I do not believe sane person on this site would ever support such a stupid law. The only ones on this site who may support such a law would be the "trolls" who do all they can to disrupt and twist things we say.

    I would have to ask you, "Why would you ever WANT to drink and carry?" You have only one post and you start a thread like this! You are in real danger of being labeled a "Troll"!
    In PA you can. I would never advise it. If the OP has to use his weapon, he will have many witnesses that will say he was impairing his judgment right before the shooting.

    I couldn't find any specific law concerning Indiana to say Yay or Nay to drinking while carrying. This isn't to say there isn't and I haven't found it. However, if the OP has read the entire section of laws concerning firearms and there is no mention of it, then it is legal. Something is only illegal if there is a law prohibiting it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefighterchen View Post
    Beers and Micro beers are a huge part of the northwest. The cities I live around are world renown for their wineries. Washington allows drinking and carrying, and if my wife and I decide to go to a winery and have a nice dinner and we have a glass of wine with our meal, anyone who would say I shouldn't be able to defend my wife with my firearm can go shove it.

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    "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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vernsimpson View Post
    I have yet to find any state that will allow you to carry and drink.
    In FLA there is no law against drinking while carrying, that said, as soon as you brandish your weapon you could be in violation of the law

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