Skip to comments.New York May Ban Carrying Firearms While Intoxicated
Posted on 02/09/2010 7:46:30 AM PST by Sasparilla
There is a move to make New York the 21st state to ban intoxicated persons from carrying a firearm. Many in and out of New York believe that if a person is too drunk to drive a car, then they are too drunk to carry a firearm. If the law is passed, then violators will face a one year Class A Misdemeanor and a $10,000 fine.
Here's how some states handle the issue. Michigan bans Concealed Pistol License Holders from entering businesses such as bars or taverns that make most of their money from on premises alcohol sales while the CPL holder is armed. There is also a law in place that prohibits CPL holders from having any determinable blood alcohol content in their body while carrying concealed.
Hunting with firearms while intoxicated is absolutely prohibited in Michigan. But, theres no restriction from having cases of beer at deer camp in the woods after hunting, a great Michigan tradition.
There is a big difference in consuming alcohol and over consuming it. Other states, like Indiana, dont prohibit firearms in bars, and they have prevented crimes in them.
Some may disagree, but the prohibition against carrying a loaded firearm while intoxicated is not a first step down a slippery gun control slope. We have all seen people so drunk...
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Well I knew all about deer season in the upstate but it has been many wonderful snow free and tax free years since I lived in NY.
“New York May Ban Carrying Firearms While Intoxicated”
This law, paired with the ban on carrying firearms while NOT intoxicated, simply gives the police more tools to fight crime.