This weekend proved drink and guns don't mix, 20 people shot in a bar.Sign the law and move on, nothing to see here.
As I understand the reported objection, the "Gun Rights People" are
concerned that the police will burst into people's homes and forcibly
administer "Breathalyzer" tests as a part of the super secret, hidden,
covert, conspiracy to take guns away from all Americans.I won't
SAY "Paranoid" but I sure can spell it.
More attempts by the religious right to impose upon us their beliefs in this
state.Hopefully, 2nd amendment rights folks can put an end to the
@ I M LDS 2 This wasn't "debated in Congress" because
it is a pending State of Utah law. :)
Should anyone who is "self" impaired carry a firearm? I don't
Bottom line: if it's not safe to drive at .05, it's not safe to carry
a gun at .05. End of discussion.Governor Herbert, please sign this
I hope Governor Herbert signs this bill into law. It will undoubtedly save
lives. You're allowed to drink. You're allowed to drive. Just
don't do it at the same time.
Guns over public safety. The gun nuts are out of control.
This should be interesting. Nobody is able to defend a reduction of .03 when it
comes to Utah motorists. But gun owners...they are owed a pass. Just ask
them. Aside from alcohol intoxication, there are all kinds of premises under
which they will demand you be able to own guns which would disqualify you from
driving. Will someone who has a BAC of .06 be allowed to have a gun in a
car yet not drive it? Are we serious about trying to split hairs at this point,
or is this just an issue of control?
Whether we are talking about driving or carrying a gun, the question that had
not been adequately answered is: does the .03% make a practical difference in
impairment. From the data I have seen, it does not.But the gun lobby
does raise a new issue: does having .03% more alcohol in your system justify
suspending a person's 2nd Amendment rights? If so, on what basis? And why
was this issue not debated in Committee and in Congress?
Every conceal class I've taken forcefully declares alcohol and guns
don't mix...at all. Gun right activists need of all people to support this
bill.Second, nobody will be arrested for having a drink with dinner.
Ridiculous fear tactics. Bottom line if you get pulled over for wreckless
driving and your BAL is .05, you're busted. If .05 doesn't inhibit
you, no one has to worry.
Let me see if I understand this... the gun lobby, who is against any kind of
regulation of guns, wants us to believe it is a good idea to have people packing
guns, the same people who many consider to be impaired enough to not be able to
drive safely. This is what makes this type of group plus the NRA
seriously hard to take. As a gun owner and user myself, I can't see how
any logical person could not see the value of keeping people who are drinking to
not carry a gun. How in the world do you defend this stance? Just what we all
need, drunk people loosing their inhibitions while packing. Let's keep guns safe for everyone. Drink. Cary a gun. Just not at the