Tags: gun | range | alcohol | license

Gun Range Alcohol License? Bad Mix but a Soon-to-Be Reality in Oklahoma

Monday, 02 Jun 2014 11:09 AM

By Nick Sanchez

An Oklahoma City gun range set to open this spring has also been granted an alcohol license.

"As a group we wanted to build a place, the first one in Oklahoma, where you could go in, shoot, enjoy the retail area, and then go to the café," Jeff Swanson, co-owner of the 40,000-square-foot Wilshire Gun, told Fox 25 Oklahoma City.

In total, the range will include 24 firearm lanes, 10 archery lanes, a simulation room, classrooms, VIP Lounge, and the café.

Urgent: Do You Support Obama’s Gun Control? Vote Now

The city council voted 6-3 on Tuesday to approve the license. That means the owners will then need to apply to the Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission for the license.

Capt. Brent Fairchild of the ABLE Commission said he believes it will be the first range in the Sooner State to have an alcohol license.

"I've not seen a business that does the firearms that has a liquor license," he said. "But it's possible that if they apply they could be the first one."

Swanson told reporters they are working with other gun ranges in other states like California and Texas that also have alcohol licenses to ensure that the alcohol and shooting don't mix.

"Once your order a drink your driver's license is scanned and you are red-flagged and you're not allowed into any of the shooting facilities either as a spectator and certainly not as a shooter for the remainder of the day," Swanson said. That means that anyone who desires to shoot a gun must do so before ever touching a drop of alcohol.

"Any misconceptions or joking aside, beer and bullets, guns and alcohol, they do not mix," he said.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

Related Stories:

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

The 2016 'Book Race': GOP Candidates Like Ben Carson, Huckabee Sell Like Hotcakes

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 20:50 PM

If potential Republican presidential candidates' recent book sales are a strong indication of their electability, then B . . .

Smoke on Boston Train Scares Passengers Who Bust Out Windows to Escape

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 19:37 PM

A commute on Boston's Red Line Thursday morning turned into chaos as smoke filled the train and passengers broke out win . . .

Seth Jackson Sentence: Foster Dad Gets 32 Months in Hot Car Death

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 18:50 PM

Kansas foster dad Seth Jackson was sentenced to 32 months in prison Friday for the July death of a 10-month-old girl who . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved