hi Ike, I live in st Tammay parish and yes i do carry every where i go I like to shoot at honey iland swamp range. its best to get a concealed weapons permit so some piick cop trys to take your $600.00 pistol away from you that he will most likely keep. so if they don't want to get sued they will tell me to have a nice evening. but before i got my permit i carried at all times and you never know when you have to go to new orleans. its better to have a gun and when you need it then not have one when you do. we have alot of that overflo from new orleans here and a thief is a thief and noone will take what i worked hard all my like for. so its your right to carry a gun as long as it belongs to you and you can prove it. and if for some stupid reason a policeman takes your gun you get a recite for your weapon abd the name of the cop & badge # and 9 out of 10 times he will give you your gun back because now he knows he is not dealing with some yahoo that don't know anything. Its important to let the police know that we are not afraid of them or stupid. and if you are carrying a gun and you have been drinking , leave it with the bartender and get a recite and tell her or him to hide it and to tell the manager what happened and i hope they have a safe.
and the next day go get your gun. there slidell police are not trained that well and are not lawyers and use that uniform to intimadate you. but when you are carrying make sure that you are in a normal awakeing state of mind. and my moto is never lie to a cop. they hate that. good luck
I have to point out that you might want to reread your rules for that permit when it comes to drinking. You are not supposed to drink or be under the influence of anything at all while carrying, and the percentage of alcohol blood level if caught is lower than for a dui/dwi. And you stand a good chance of losing that permit. Always maintain control of your weapon.
Open carrying and drinking would be a different story as the concealed permit rules would not apply, but I am sure an officer would not like it. :what: