Drinking, Drugs, Marijuana and Guns, Never the Twain Shall Meet
By John Farnam
Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- Students ask:
“When I own guns, do I need to become a teetotaler?”
The companion question is:
“When I own guns, do I need to abstain from all contact with marijuana? For that matter, how about other consciousness-altering drugs, even ones I take by prescription?”
Any time you’re involved in a shooting incident, accidental or intentional, even in a case of otherwise justifiable self-defense, responding police will probably at some point administer a breath-test.
When you blow anything but a 00, it is safe to say that evidence will not be “helpful” to your case.
However, I’ve never heard of anyone being charged with “Possession of a Firearm While Intoxicated” (a misdemeanor in most states) when the event takes place in the gun-owner’s home, and all other behavior on the part of the gun-owner is lawful and reasonable.
In fact, I’ve rarely heard of a prosecution of any person who has been drinking and simultaneously in possession of a firearm, unless he was doing something else unlawful or stupid, like …Read the Rest