As I move in the direction of EDC I'm curious to know what the consensus is on carrying while in a situation where you will/may consume alcohol. When I was young, I was taught that firearms and alcohol are mutually exclusive. PERIOD. During camping trips on BLM land we would shoot during the day and once BBQ and beers came out, parents would lock up the firearms for the night. I ALSO was taught that if you're in a place where OTHERS are consuming alcohol it's best to leave deadly force at the door. Which is concerning, because these are the places we're also worried about OTHERS showing poor judgement. Are you: Case by case? (i.e. a beer w/ dinner is a carry, St Patricks Day or a party is leave at home) Always on? (Dinner, Bar, New Years Eve, Bachelor Party... its always on me) Always off? (Beer w/ dinner, beer w/ yard work... I'm putting it away) Thanks in advance for your insight. ps. I respect my parents' decision. In teaching safe handling with numerous children around, I feel their stance was justified.