If I am awake I have a sidearm on my person at all times (except the rare occasion I have a beer or two)
Why should that change? I had a beer with pizza for dinner tonight and my firearm remained on my side. My right of self-defense doesn't change when I decide to have a beer in my own home. If anybody thinks I should have first went to my safe and locked up the firearm, I'll tell them to their face they're nuts. A simple drink and getting drunk are two different things.