My wife and I went out for lunch today at our favorite local Mexican restaurant ... my rule is, I don't drink when carrying, and I had my faithful PM9 on my hip ... I broke my rule to have a beer, probably the first time in two or three years that I've had any alcohol while armed. I don't recommend it, I'll try not to do it again, and I have to say I think it's a bad idea. One beer with a full lunch (including excellent refried beans) isn't going to cause me any problems, but it's a slipperly slope I don't like sitting at the top of.
"The gun has been called the great equalizer ... It insures that the people are the equal of their government whenever that government forgets that it is servant and not master of the governed." --Ronald Reagan