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Should those with a license to carry a concealed weapon be allowed to posses the gun if they have been drinking alcohol?

Response Percent Votes
No
 
61% 767
Yes
 
35% 438
Not sure
 
3% 43
Total 1248

Comments

independant1 3 years, 9 months ago

I always take my gun home after my third drink. Wouldn't be prudent.

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independant1 3 years, 9 months ago

city commision meetings/political rallys/CYO dances?

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independant1 3 years, 9 months ago

maybe I missed some post but worth adding -

do you pack at happy hour/cocktail hour/while bar hopping?

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Bob Kraxner 3 years, 9 months ago

If found in posession of a firearm while intoxicated: 1st offense, 6 month suspension of concealed carry priveledges. 2nd offense; 1 year suspension of concealed carry priveledge. 3rd offense; lifetime suspension of concealed carry priveledge. If any other crime of a misdemeanor nature is involved while carrying concealed and intoxicated; additional 18 month suspension of priveledges. Should a felony conviction occur while carrying concealed, intoxicated or not; lifetime suspension, period.

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Jim Phillips 3 years, 9 months ago

This poll and the related story is much ado about nothing. Maybe the law was changed because there were relatively few problems with that to begin with. As a rule, people who are responsible enough to take the course and go through the background check to get a license are quite probably not the ones you progressive elitists need to worry about. On the other hand, the poor misunderstood products of their environments who are not responsible for their actions because they never had a proper family life who choose to carry guns illegally anyway, yeah you should worry. But then, that's a different issue.

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sierraclub 3 years, 9 months ago

Anyone have the number of C&C owners who have committed a crime with a gun?? Okay, here is an easy one....can anyone tell me the number of crimes committed by people who are not allowed to carry a gun?? anyone....Bueller....lol.....I sure am glad that we have a sign up in our office building that says no to people who are carrying a gun.....I am sure that a criminal will put the gun outside before they enter......gee....

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50YearResident 3 years, 9 months ago

This poll is worthless with the limited choices.

There should be this choice:

0 - Should a license holder be able to carry their gun after drinking a moderate amount of alcohol as long as they are within the legal limits?

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HaRDNoK9 3 years, 9 months ago

I voted yes. I don't think that alcohol consumption makes me more likely to use a weapon against someone. I wouldn't even consider firing my weapon on another human being unless my life or the life of my family were in danger. If I was in a situation where my life was in danger, do I lose the right to defend it because I have had a drink? I guess mine is the perspective of a responsible adult who places a lot of value on human life. I also am not the type to put myself in situations where my life could be put in any increased risk. Incidentally, I do have a concealed carry license, but I do not carry if I am out for a night on the town. Why would I?

I realize that my philosophy may be the exception and not the rule, but my right to concealed carry is not synonymous with my right to use deadly force. In fact, I cannot think of one situation where discharging my weapon in public would be appropriate regardless of any life threatening situation I might find myself in, and I'm pretty sure that due process would bear that out as well.

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Mike Ford 3 years, 9 months ago

nothing like a drunk person aiming and singing "Give me back my bullet"... wow, what a dumb state I'm surrounded by. And yes I own guns, passed hunters safety when I was 11, and am the son of a gun collecter and we are both democrats who want nothing to do with the NRA end of the world stock up and freak out facist crowd.

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autie 3 years, 9 months ago

an like my cousins says, "nothin says fun like a cooler full of cold beer and plenty of bullets"...that's what my cousins said anyway.....beer...bullets..= fun.

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autie 3 years, 9 months ago

Whadda you lookin at? Draw.

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Charlie Bannister 3 years, 9 months ago

I love the way the legislature is doing this. We are incrementally heading towards what some other states have. Open carry and no need for a permit. That is exactly what was intended with the Second Amendment, and I love it. It is what I have spent most of my life as an NRA Life Endowment Member working towards.

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sierraclub 3 years, 9 months ago

Yeah, really, how many crimes have been committed by a person who has a C&C permit? Please give me a close estimate. anyone, anyone, anyone.....Bueller???? We should really tell the criminals that if they are drinking, they need to put the gun away.....gee......

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CWGOKU 3 years, 9 months ago

If they've been drinking, they aren't gonna hit anything

Oh, and ditto to artichoke

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Robert Rauktis 3 years, 9 months ago

Alcohol will delude these guys into thinking they're really carrying something in their pants besides lint.

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Liberty_One 3 years, 9 months ago

The real question should be whether the state has the power to allow or not allow someone to have a gun. If it does have this power, where did it come from?

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Amy Heeter 3 years, 9 months ago

Who is going to enforce such a thing? Where will the manpower come from to do so?

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geekin_topekan 3 years, 9 months ago

"Curly Bill!! Easy now, hand over those guns..."

"Ah Pa! I'm just funnin'. I feel just...capital!"

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The_Original_Bob 3 years, 9 months ago

Can someone provide the link that shows instances of gun violence by C&C permit holders? Thank you in advance for your hours long search.

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Kontum1972 3 years, 9 months ago

hmmm...does an M-60 no buttstock in a golf bag with wheels count?

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purplesage 3 years, 9 months ago

If one is drinking alcohol, should they get into an automobile, try to drive, and crash into an innocent motorist? They do. And drunks will carry and, with impaired judgment, use guns. Alcohol is the problem.

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Adrienne Sanders 3 years, 9 months ago

Does this question even really need to be asked? Seriously?

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KS 3 years, 9 months ago

Take it away until they are sober and then give it back. Same thing they would do with a car. The police do not allow you to drive it home if stopped and found to be DUI.

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Roland Gunslinger 3 years, 9 months ago

Answered not sure.

I understand the reasons for not allowing it. But in the context of the question define "drinking alcohol".

If I have one beer while grilling some steaks, is that considered drinking? How about an hour later, with no more alcohol consumed? Am I still to be considered drinking?

Going to the bar and planning on getting faced. Sure... common sense dictates that if I'm purposely putting myself into an inebriated state that I should not be handling firearms.

But casually sipping on a cocktail or beer over the span of hours, where you stay well below legal limits should be factored in. In those cases I see no harm.

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