Oklahoma Gun Range Applies For Liquor License (Video)


Wilshire Gun, an indoor gun range being built in Oklahoma City, is hoping to become the state's first range to sell liquor on-site.

"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 cafe," gun range co-owner Jeff Swanson told OKC Fox (video below).

The 38,000-square-foot gun club will reportedly include 24 gun lanes, 10 lanes for archery, a simulation room, classrooms and a VIP Lounge.

The Oklahoma City Planning Commission approved the gun range's drinking plan last Thursday, but the Oklahoma City Council and the Alcoholic Beverage Law Enforcement Commission still have to vote on the issue.

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

“People can shoot first, then drink,” Jane Moran, co-owner of the gun range, told the Journal Record.

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

Employees will use cameras to monitor customers and conduct field sobriety testing.

Sources: Journal Record and OKC Fox


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