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Gun range granted beer licence

22nd August, 2014 by Lauren Eads

A US gun range has been granted permission to sell beer to its gun-toting patrons.

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Patrons will only be able to drink after shooting

The Nebraska Liquor Commission approved a licence for the Harry Koch Trapp and Skeet Range in Omaha on Thursday allowing it to sell beers to its customers after shooting, never before, as reported by ketv.com.

Speaking to the news channel, trap shooter Mike Tucker said: “Usually, we have to go somewhere else to get a beer after we are done here, so we might as well give them some more money to keep the place looking good.”

Ever beer purchase will be logged in a computer, flagging up that they have had a beer, should they then attempt to go shoot, with drinkers also not permitted to shoot for 24 hours after they last beer purchase.

Bob Batt, Nebraska Liquor Control Commissioner, said: “As we know, guns and alcohol don’t mix. We like both of them but not together. As a taxpayer to the city of Omaha, I want to make sure we do not have another liability problem.”

Earlier this year a gun range in Oklahoma was granted an alcohol licence before it had even opened – a state known for having some of the most relaxed gun laws in the US with residents aged over the 18 able to purchase a rifle, shotgun or handgun without a permit.

 

However while alcohol licenses are steadily becoming more commonplace at gun ranges, a suggestion to allow the sale of alcohol at gun show in Texas went down less favourably with the US National Rifle Association (NRA) warning such a move could have a “devastating impact” on the industry.

It slammed the proposals claiming approval would result in too many restrictions and could “end these events as we know them”.

 

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