An Oklahoma City TV station reports that councilors approved the liquor license for Wilshire Gun Range on Tuesday.From owner Jeff Swanson (via KOKH-TV):
The 40,000-square-foot establishment includes 24 firearm lanes, 10 archery lanes and a cafe where food and alcohol will be served.
Wilshire Gun co-owner Jeff Swanson says customers’ driver’s licenses will be flagged once they order a drink, preventing them from drinking alcohol before entering the shooting facilities.
Brent Fairchild with the Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission says he believes it will be the first gun range in Oklahoma to serve alcohol.
"Any misconceptions or joking aside, beer and bullets, guns and alcohol, they do not mix," Swanson said.
A major aspect of the safety plan includes scanning any customer's license before he or she operates a lane or orders food, alcohol or merchandise.
"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," Swanson said.