In many states you may drink lawfully up to specific limits while carrying.
If science shows that only at .08 and above are we affected to the extent our judgment and reactions are impaired which is an amount set for the “lowest common denominator” there is no logical reason to say one cannot have a drink while carrying lawfully or responsibly.
Yes there are always exceptions but one drink rarely turns and adult in to a psychotic murderous or suicidal sociopath unless they are also on medications that are not conducive to alcohol consumption or they have some exceedingly rare physiological issue.
Always use good judement, always stay within the limits of the law, and dont’ get cocky pushing the “legal limit” while carrying and I don’t have an issue with it.
Society and the law say we trust you to operate a motor vehicle, heavy equipment, aircraft, and carry firearms up to certain limits for a reason, there’s no statistical evidence to show that below a certain level it makes you unsafe, irresponsible, or that your judgement will be impaired.
If we’re together and you show signs of being impaired I’m going to cut you off or have you cut off and if you won’t surrender your weapon call the police but other than that I’ll trust anyone until they prove that trust is unwarranted.