About consuming alcohol while carrying..Â* That's funny because;
You feel safe getting intoxicated with your loaded rifle/shotgun standing up in the corner between the door and the wall...
But you are not okay with getting intoxicated with your loaded pistol in a holster on your hip?
Either way; you have easy access to a loaded firearm while under the influence of alcohol.Â* To say; one way or another; that a pistol is any different than the shotgun or rifle is moot.Â*
A) you are under the influence
B) you have access to your firearm
holstered pistol or rifle or shotgun; unless all your firearms are locked away from you- still the same amount of exposure to liability and risk.
Don't get me wrong; I have beers in the fridge and use them.Â* Also have my firearms surrounding me at all times.
I'm just proving the point that being home or being out; all the same when consuming alcohol while having access to firearms.Â* Driving drunk is something else all together and is not what I am discussing.
Edited to clarify the point:Â* Intoxicated "At Home" carries the same "access to firearms" risk as intoxicated "out on the town" and so forth.Â* The point is; you have access to your firearm either way.Â* Either way.Â* No difference in terms of what's "Safer" (being drunk at home or abroad) as long as no driving is taking place.
I don't advocate being under the influence while carrying; but being under the influence while at home and your loaded rifle is in the corner 3 feet away is the same as being under the influence while at a friends and your loaded pistol is a foot away.