Alcohol could soon be sold at gun shows
POSTED: Monday, August 11, 2014 - 5:43pm
UPDATED: Friday, August 15, 2014 - 10:51am
Tyler, Texas(KETK) — On August 19th, a public hearing will take place in Austin to discuss lifting the ban of alcohol sales at gun shows.
Recently, a gun club spoke out to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission about lifting the ban during gun shows. The TABC announced the plan to discuss lifting the ban just a few days ago and it’s already causing controversy. There would be rules in place if the ban is lifted. There could be no live ammo, buyers could not take immediate possession, and guns would have to be disabled.
East Texans gave us their thoughts about the idea of lifting the ban. We spoke to those both in the alcohol business and in the gun business. Both felt the responsible thing to do would be to keep alcohol and firearms separate.
Jennifer, an employee at Wildcat One Stop Shop who has worked in the liquor business for several years, believes alcohol and weapons should simply be kept separate.
Mack Woods, a long time gun vendor and owner of The Shootist Gun and Knife in Tyler, says he does not support the idea of mixing alcohol and firearms. Also, vendors aren’t law enforcement and shouldn’t have to regulate the amount of alcohol people are consuming. The idea of combining the two is just an accident waiting to happen.
The ban could be lifted as early as November.