HUNTING WHILE INTOXICATED IS OKAY IN NEW YORK

A letter that was sent by the League of Humane Voters®/NY came to C.A.S.H.’s  attention recently.  Don’t feel safe, New York is not the only state that allows people who use firearms to imbibe a certain amount of alcohol.  Firearms alone put people at huge risk, but to allow alcohol to become part of the mix makes for a volatile cocktail.  Here is LOHV®/NY’s letter, along with charts, that show that HUNTING WHILE INTOXICATED IS OK.

Dear Governor Cuomo:

On behalf of the League of Humane Voters®/NY, we are urging your office to send Bill A3471/S2417 back to the drawing board.  The bill would decrease the amount of alcohol in a person’s system necessary to be considered intoxicated while hunting.

While lowering the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level from .10 to .08 is a bit of an improvement, it’s shocking that any amount of alcohol mixed with firearms, for any purpose including hunting, should be acceptable.

Please note that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommended in 2013 that states lower the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level while driving from 0.08 to 0.05 or lower.

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) created these charts to help men and women know when they’ve had too much to get behind the wheel.

Under current law, everything in red (.08 BAC and higher) is legally intoxicated. But if the NTSB gets its way and the legal limit drops to .05, most of the yellow crosses into illegal territory.

That means a 100-pound woman could not have even one drink in an hour without being legally intoxicated. [LOHV®/NYconsiders that a GOOD THING.]

We urge you to send this bill back to the drawing board for a .00 BAC as New Yorkers’ lives are at stake.

Please see the charts below.

Sincerely, Jeffery Termini. Legislative Director

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Charts

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