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  • Do guns and drinks mix at home? Ohio court hearing man's case

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Having a few too many at home shouldn’t make handling one’s own firearm illegal, according to an Ohio man challenging his arrest on a charge of possessing a weapon while intoxicated.

    The Ohio Supreme Court plans to hear arguments in his case Tuesday, with a decision not expected for several weeks.
    Attorneys for defendant Fred Weber say the 2018 arrest was unconstitutional because he was in his own home and the weapon was unloaded. Weber was arrested in southwestern Ohio by sheriff’s deputies after Weber’s wife placed a 4 a.m. 911 call saying her husband had a gun and was drunk.

    Entire article can be found here: https://www.10tv.com/article/do-guns...-case-2020-feb
    Hence it is, that democracies have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths. James Madison, Federalist Paper No 10

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    loaded or unloaded even drinking at home your gun should be locked and the key hid somewhere. to where you can not get to it. and unlock the gun till you are sober and not drinking.

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    • #3
      If I have a glass of wine with my wife during the fabulous home cooked meal I just prepared, and someone kicks in my door as I am pouring the second glass for each of us to empty the bottle... explain to me why OUR lives are somehow LESS important, and no longer worthy of protecting with the best tool for the job?
      Hence it is, that democracies have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths. James Madison, Federalist Paper No 10

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      • #4
        Hi

        Interesting question.

        I believe that Drugs and Firearms DON"T mix. Including drug alcohol.

        I read the article, it does NOT mention if the accused was given a breathalyzer test to determine blood alcohol level.I think that matters.
        Also, is there a history of abuse? Did he make a threat or point it at her? Unknown.

        Aaron brings up a point, but I don't think it's closely related. In that scenario, I think the LEO's focus would be on the recently deceased, and nearby evidence, not on the dinner menu. I do not think "table wine" would even be noticed or considered, IMO.

        I think this is why we have juries.




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        • #5
          In Ohio, breathalyzer makes NO difference...zero blood alcohol.

          The amount in mouthwash or cough medicine will set you up with a nice felony conviction for being "in possession" of your firearm...
          Hence it is, that democracies have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths. James Madison, Federalist Paper No 10

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