Where I'm at I could legally walk around drunk with mine on me. If I fire it while drunk it's illegal with an exception for using it for lawful self defense.
I looked it up after an off duty LEO still in uniform was involved in a fender bender while intoxicated, curious about him being in ppossesion of his sidearm.
A broad brush paints a lousy picture, lacking the nuance and details of life's realities. As a young man my paints were black and white, with age came a palette holding many shades of gray.