Here’s a great idea: let’s open the doorway to selling alcohol at gun shows.
From the Associated Press:
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas could start allowing alcohol sales at gun shows provided they don’t allow live ammunition or let buyers take possession of their weapons at the events. [...]
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 [Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission] spokeswoman Carolyn Beck.
Under the proposed changes alcohol will not be sold if live ammunition is also sold but, hey, accidents do and will happen.
Texas State Rifle Association legislative director Alice Tripp insists that people may not want to attend a gun show where they cannot take possession of their weapons and load them on the spot, but I think she’s underestimating the appetite for reckless abandon.
A culture that believes blind people should have access to “whatever guns they want” should have no problem with selling alcohol at gun shows. All things being equal.
If past is prologue, it’s only a matter of time until alcohol sales will be allowed alongside live ammunition.