WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?
For a moment we thought we’d struck internet gold when a reader forwarded us a link to a story about a new saloon that includes its own firing range. Then we realized the saloon in question is located in South Dakota, not South Carolina.
Still, it’s a pretty funny juxtaposition the Deadwood Guns complex has got going on with its new Bullets and Beers Saloon …
“It’s all the things I like: alcohol, tobacco and firearms,” the soon-to-be former FBI agent masterminding this concept told The Associated Press.
Of course there’s a catch … while the Saloon’s simulated firing ranges would be available to any patron, “no one shoots or handles a real gun unless they can blow a 0.00 on a Breathalyzer.”
Awwwww … where’s the fun in that, right?
Anyway, South Dakota’s novel idea comes as South Carolina has proposed amending its laws to permit Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) holders to legally carry firearms in restaurants (you know, assuming gun-loving S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s administration gets its act together and issues their permits).
This website has been rabid in support of the Second Amendment – going so far as to encourage civil disobedience of any gun law which imposes upon its protections (including South Dakota’s law banning gun owners from carrying their weapons into any establishment which derives more than fifty percent of its revenue from alcohol sales).
Of course no matter how many precautions a “Bullets and Beers” saloon may take, we suspect that’s a recipe that could lead to some real life “Wild West” violence in short order.
In other words, enter at your own risk …