Originally Posted by Wiz-of-Awd
One could argue this, from the NRA Gun Safety Rules:
"Never use alcohol or over-the-counter, prescription or other drugs before or while shooting.
Alcohol, as well as any other substance likely to impair normal mental or physical bodily functions, must not be used before or while handling or shooting guns."
As well, I'm sure the cops you refer to weren't there to "party."
Just because someone is at a party doesn't necessarily mean they are drinking, some people don't drink, or maybe he was a designated driver.
If I go to a party and I know I'm not going to be drinking I'm probably going to be armed, does that make me stupid, ignorant and irresponsible? I wouldn't take a rifle but I don't see anything wrong with someone else carrying one, except that they would likely be hassled by LEO.