Let's drink some beers and fire some guns. Doesn't that sounds like a great idea?
Soon, Florida gun enthusiasts may be able to drink alcohol and shoot guns all in one place!
It's Not How It Sounds
Ron Perkins, owner of Volusia Top Gun, has petitioned the Daytona Beach Planning Board for permission to open a gun shop, shooting range, and restaurant and bar all in one. While this may sound like a crazy idea, it's actually not a novel one. Two other gun ranges, one in Oklahoma and one in Georgia, already have permission to serve alcohol.
If you're imagining holding a beer in one hand and a gun in the other, think again. To convince the Planning Board, Perkins promises several security features to prevents shootings while intoxicated:
Anyone who wants to shoot must do so first before entering the restaurant and bar area to have a drink.
Carrying While Intoxicated?
We've heard of people being convicted of driving under the influence, but did you know that having a gun while intoxicated is also a crime? While many states don't have specific laws prohibiting carrying a gun while intoxicated, some do. The laws vary slightly among states:
To stay on the right side of the law, you have to shoot your gun first, then drink. Not the other way around.