Fish & Game News August 11, 2014 Elliott
Only in Texas? After a request by a couple of gun clubs, it looks like Texas officials will consider a proposal to allow alcohol sales at certain gun shows.
According to local media reports,
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission announced the proposal Friday. It will hold a 30-day public comment period before any change is made.
The proposal also would require that firearms being shown for sale be disabled and not readily convertible for use.
Under current rules, if a gun show is held at a venue licensed to sell alcohol, drinks sales and consumption are suspended during the time it takes to set up, conduct and dismantle the gun show.
“We got a request from a gun club in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to amend the rules,” said agency spokeswoman Carolyn Beck.
Several promoters and gun show officials say they are opposed to the idea due to possible insurance and liability concerns.