Thursday, November 25, 2010

Drinking Alcohol and Guns

I knew it was legal in Las Vegas to carry a drink around with you, but this is interesting.

The vast majority of U.S. states and localities prohibit possessing and/or consuming an open container of alcohol in public (i.e. on the street). Only seven states (Georgia, Louisiana, Virginia, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, and Pennsylvania) have no state law against general public possession and/or consumption of an open container by a person of legal drinking age.
I'll bet you noticed the same thing about those states that I did. Am I right?

Please leave a comment.


  1. Yup, seven states trust their citizens to act responsibly.

    Isn't it amazing? Of course we all know that the VT shooter was drunk off his ass when he murdered 32 people. Clearly Virginia should change the law (oh wait, alcohol had nothing to do with the VT massacre...)

    So what is your point here? Other than my CHL isn't valid in Nevada I can pack heat in the other states...

    Guns and alcohol don't mix. And the vast majority of gun owners know this. This is why it isn't a problem.

    And mike, why should you have a problem with guns and alcohol? Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be a convenience store, not a government agency.

  2. AM, You are one close-minded character if you think the citizens of those states are acting responsibly. Those 7 states are among the highest in gun deaths. I agree with you that the "vast majority of gun owners," understand that alcohol and guns don't mix, but the minority is too big. The gun owners who don't act responsibly with alcohol and just plain gun management are too many. You're ignoring that or denying it doesn't change anything.