Powder Springs gun club gets permit to serve alcohol
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September 20, 2012 10:16 AM | 3450 views | 13 13 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — Owners of a gun club being built in metro Atlanta have been granted a permit to serve patrons cold beer after they holster their smoking pistols.

WSB-TV reports the city council in Powder Spring has approved an alcohol permit for The Governor's Club. Owner Kristina Brown says she and her husband plan to operate a lounge at the $3.5 million gun range when it opens.

Brown notes that Georgia law now allows people with gun permits to carry firearms into businesses that serve booze. She says her gun club is "taking it even a step further."

However, Brown says customers who order drinks at the gun club bar will have their IDs flagged and won't be allowed to return to the firing range.

 

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D.G. in Clarkdale
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September 21, 2012
Much ado about nothing. Whats more interesting and sad is the silly, uninformed comments posted about this issue.
Mike Jones
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September 21, 2012
Let me know when the put a strip joint in the gun club that serves alcohol... We can call the place "One stop shot".....
Obi Wan
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September 20, 2012
I have a bad feeling about this.
old timer
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September 20, 2012
Many states have loose gun lwas, including allowing them in parks, bars, etc. I dont remember any issues making the news. I think many here need to rmember...the real danger is the guns in criminal hands.
Bad Idea
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September 20, 2012
I am an avid shooter, but do not support the serving of alcoholic beverages at a gun club. Bad idea Powder Springs.
MADD2012
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September 20, 2012
So now they will be driving home drunk with a firearm. Why give people the opportunity to get in trouble?
Too funny
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September 20, 2012
This will not end well...
TIC
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September 20, 2012
I am all for gun ownership and would never begrudge someone a beer or two, but it sounds like a bad idea to me.

I would be more concerned about what happens in the parking lot once the customers leave with a gun on their hip and a few beers under their belt.

leftoutcast
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September 20, 2012
The law is you can not drink alcohol while carrying.Hopefully the servers,bartenders and the gun owners will know this.
Lib in Cobb
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September 20, 2012
Guns and beer, yup! Nothings better than guns and a a half dozen cold ones! Yup, yup, yup weeeeee! Not a surprise in GA.

"Paddle faster I hear banjos".
Buzz off
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September 21, 2012
Keep paddling, clown. Let us know when younger to Niagra Falls.
Then_bye
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September 21, 2012
Just take I-75 North, and don't stop until you hit the checkpoint - then you will have made it to D.C. where you will feel right at home!!!
Lib in Cobb
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September 21, 2012
@Buzz and Bye: Why is it that no one ever hears of these moronic ideas north of the Mason Dixon Line? Between the two of you, perhaps a semi valid answer can be developed. I will patiently wait for the answer.

The stupidity of the gun range owner applying for an alcohol license is exacerbated by the government granting the license.
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