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Can you be drunk and carry legally?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by danblackstone, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. danblackstone

    danblackstone Hillsboro, OR Member

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    I had this question come up. We all know this is stupid and breaks safety rules and common sense. But ...

    "Is it illegal to be legally intoxicated and be carrying your gun?":huh:
     
  2. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    in OR you can carry into a bar, but not drink, let alone get drunk.

    In WA you can't even carry into a bar, let alone be drunk.
     
  3. eriknemily

    eriknemily Tillamook County (Cheese!) Member

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    Never thought of that. I bet one of the instructors on here would know the answer to that. Regardless if there is a specific law forbidding being drunk while carrying I bet reckless endangerment would stick.
     
  4. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    That's a +1 on that.
    I don't touch anything that's motorized, electrified, even with one drink...let alone something that goes bang. I carry all the time...therefore I no longer drink. :twocents:

    Will
     
  5. matt_w

    matt_w Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Can you please cite the law on this?
     
  6. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I believe you are allowed to carry (concealed) while intoxicated.

    I don't know of any law against it. Not a good idea though.

    I could be totally wrong though..............
     
  7. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    another good reason not to drink
     
  8. 66goat

    66goat Oregon, Hillsboro Member

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    Besides what has already been stated in regards to safety. I think one questio would be if you had protect yourself and then go to court, it likely would not go well if intoxication came up.
     
  9. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Drinking seems to lead to alot of unwanted problems and attention for most.. even if your not the one causing it.. So l would think if any such law allowed you to do it, it should be taken away. thats just asking for trouble
     
  10. DERGLOCKINMEISTER

    DERGLOCKINMEISTER SPRINGFIELD OREGON Member

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    I believe there's laws against being in possession of a deadly weapon while legally intoxicated.
     
  11. Nightshade

    Nightshade vancouver,WA Well-Known Member

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    Can't cite the law but it would be totally assinine to carry while drinking or drunk
    just my opinion
     
  12. matt_w

    matt_w Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Lot of opinions here, but no one is citing any laws.
     
  13. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    If someone can post a law against it, that would be great.

    I agree, If a person is drinking, then guns should be far away, and secured.
     
  14. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I don't think there is a law, but I could be wrong.
     
  15. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    +1 and I'd like to see some cites, but remember, most things are legal unless there is a law against it. You can't prove a negative.

    $.02
     
  16. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    As of this post, there are also at least two statements of facts that neither offer an opinion nor cite any laws.


    These posts are uncluttered yet uninformative.
     
  17. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    but it was covered in the course we had to take to get my OR CPL.
     
  18. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    I didn't dig up any OR or WA statute prohibiting it, but there's a good chance your license would be revoked if you got caught.

    Doesn't really matter, though - I bet it's unlikely a drunk CHL holder would wind up on the radar unless he was being arrested for something that would get his license revoked anyway.
     
  19. HalfNutz

    HalfNutz Kirkland (Juanita) Member

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    I can't find specifics, but I have run into a number of statements that the same BAC limits governing use and control of a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol also apply to concealed carry.

    Better safe than sorry. If you're going out boozing, leave the iron at home.
     
  20. camaroyota

    camaroyota Silverton Member

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    I think we all agree it's a really bad/stupid/dumb idea, but for the facts does anyone know the Oregon Law, I'm just curious now!