At Concealed Nation, we’re not lawyers. None of us has even taken the bar exam let alone stepped into court to fight battles that many gun owning Americans are faced with. The best we can give you is the advice we’ve learned through either experience or observation.
It’s nice, however, when attorneys step up to the plate and answer common questions related to guns.
Derek DeBrosse of the firm Barney DeBrosse, LLC, Attorneys at Law does a video series where he takes commonly asked questions about guns and answers them from his legal perspective.
SIDENOTE: Ohio Residents can ask Derek DeBrosse a firearms-related question here. If you tune in, he may just answer it (if he hasn’t already).
Granted, his opinions are only going to be valid for Ohio-related questions, but the legal opinion does offer some credence to many other states as well.
In a recent video, he covers drinking and carrying — something we’ve argued against to a great number of our readers.
Many concealed carriers become complacent. They haven’t had negative interactions with law enforcement and they haven’t had to worry about their handgun being confiscated and license to carry revoked. This is a danger zone for any concealed carrier.
If we become complacent and start drinking while carrying, we’re opening ourselves up to a lot of liability.
It’s better to take a concealed carry buddy who’s okay being sober than risk using a handgun at the wrong time.
Drinking impairs judgement. It’s the reason why we shouldn’t operate heavy machinery or vehicles under the influence and why we don’t carry firearms.
Plenty of people probably crack open beers in the backwoods and let off shots. These people are wittingly or unwittingly accepting responsibility for their actions if something goes wrong.
Here’s the thing: we’re responsible for every round that leaves the chamber. If a round goes somewhere it shouldn’t, damages property, causes injury or even death –there’s no way anyone’s smooth talking himself out of that mess.
Guns are serious business and we respect responsible, lawful concealed carry practices. Take a look at the video and see if you agree.