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    According to handgunlaws.us carring a gun after consuming alcohol is ilegal in some state. Per RCW 9.41.050 Carrying a fire arm it doesnt say that you cant. For example if I have a beer at dinner can i still carry. I know its not the best idea to mix the two but does anyone know if there is a law in washington.

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    dont blow a .08

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    NavyLT wrote:
    bennie1986 wrote:
    According to handgunlaws.us carring a gun after consuming alcohol is ilegal in some state. Per RCW 9.41.050 Carrying a fire arm it doesnt say that you cant. For example if I have a beer at dinner can i still carry. I know its not the best idea to mix the two but does anyone know if there is a law in washington.
    RCW 9.41.098
    Forfeiture of firearms — Disposition — Confiscation.

    (1) The superior courts and the courts of limited jurisdiction of the state may order forfeiture of a firearm which is proven to be:

    (e) In the possession of a person who is in any place in which a concealed pistol license is required, and who is under the influence of any drug or under the influence of intoxicating liquor, as defined in chapter 46.61 RCW;
    Thank you!

    So because an LEO is not the superior court or a court of limited jurisdiction they cant order or enact such a forfeiture. Also, I can still open carry because that does not require a CPL.

    Thats my interpretation anyway so if I'm off base or just plain wrong please let me know.

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    Basically, if you're concealed carry, in a vehicle, in a stadium where the town has restricted possession to non CPL holders, or are otherwise required to have a CPL, and are "under the influence" as defined by driving statutes (.08), then the court may order the forfeiture of your firearm, leading to its destruction. This may also lead to a revocation of your CPL, depending on the nature of the forfeiture and your offense.
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    NavyLT wrote:

    (e) In the possession of a person who is in any place in which a concealed pistol license is required, and who is under the influence of any drug or under the influence of intoxicating liquor, as defined in chapter 46.61 RCW;
    Since Liquor is 20% alcohol/ 40proof Or higher I wonder if you would get away with being drunk off a Whole bunch of Beer? Give it that you can prove that you only drank a 24 pack of beer. Maybe a Video?

    Interesting Idea.

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