I got lectured pretty hard yesterday by some cops for posessing a firearm while intoxicated. I was not charged just warned. Here is the background: I go to a local bar with wife and friends. I have a GFL. I leave gun under seat while in bar. I drink too much to drive my car home and ask wife to drive us home. Cops are doing a license/registration check at the front of our neighborhood entrance and stop us. Cop was a real smartass and asked if we had been drinking. I said "just a little" and snikered. I'm sure the car smelled like a brewery but it is not a crime to turn your keys over to another responsible adult to take you home! Cop asks what we are doing and why I have been drinking and if we have any drugs or weopons. Wife blows below limit. I tell him I have a gun under the seat but I have a permit. He proceeds to lecture me about having a firearm in my possession while drinking. My wife also has a permit and she showed it to the officer and he let us go after that with the quote "that isn't a very safe thing to do!!!" Guess he didn't have any legal standing? What is the law on this? Do the cops have the right to hassle me if there is a firearm near me while drinking but I am not in immediate posession of it. I do not make a habit out of this behavior and it was totally out of character. I am usually the guy that has one beer and leaves the gathering.