Most of us know better than to mix alcohol and firearms. Not only is it common sense, but in many states it’s the law. Now, a Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to lower the legal blood alcohol content for hunters from 0.10 to 0.08, the same legal limit for boaters and drivers.
From this story in the Pittsburg Post-Gazette:
_Drinking and hunting have never mixed well. A bill proposed in the state Legislature would make it even more of a bad idea. State Rep. Deberah Kula, D-Fayette/Westmoreland, has proposed a bill that would lower the blood alcohol content for hunting under the influence from its current level of 0.10 to 0.08. In addition, the bill would shorten the window of opportunity for a blood test to be performed from three hours to two hours.”Hunting while under the influence of alcohol or drugs could have tragic results,” Kula said in a written statement.
_”Hunters share the woods with many people and we need to ensure everyone’s safety.” If approved, laws regarding hunting under the influence would be the same as those in the Fish and Boat Code and the Vehicle Code. The bill is identical to a bill Kula proposed in the last legislative session. That bill passed unanimously in the state House, but was not acted upon by the state Senate.
Reaction? What are the laws in your state regarding drinking and hunting?