If the NRA’s cash has a say, Floridians might be able to openly carry a firearm, but not a can of beer.
A Florida gun range in Daytona was approved to sell alcohol at its restaurant. This may sound like some accidents waiting to happen, but the owner said booze will only be sold to those who’ve finished shooting for the day or do not look “too unsteady” on their feet. “We believe in giving everyone a chance. If we can’t understand what they’re saying it may not be the alcohol. It’s probably because they’re from a foreign country or Georgia.
We could also identify a restaurant section with a 2 drink minimum for shooters prior to going to the range. We feel that a couple of drinks would help you to focus like when you get behind the wheel after a night at the bar.”
Ron Perkinson, the range owner, stressed that all the necessary precautions and training will be put into place to make sure that patrons can only buy alcohol after securely fastening their guns to their belt with Velcro. “Velcro is one of the 7 wonders of the world” he said “it’s holding up my bumper.”
They won’t be allowed to use the range for 24 hours after having a drink unless they’re at least 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. He noted that similar gun range-restaurant complexes exist in other states, and haven’t had problems except for the idiots who feel they are in complete control of their weapons at all times. These are the same people who turn on their 4-way flashers in the rain and plaster their yellow registration stickers all over the license plate.
In a related story:
Another good guy with a gun accidentally dropped it and accidentally shot several people at a Florida Cracker Barrel where patrons were accidentally enjoying their Sunday morning breakfast. Deputies said the weapon fell out of the gun owner’s holster while he was walking through the dining room of the Cracker Barrel in Sanford.
Deputies said William Hoback was at the checkout counter when his gun slipped out of his holster and fired. The bullet hit a kettle, which sent fragments flying. Three people were hit by the shrapnel, including a restaurant manager and Hoback’s fiancé.
So let’s hear it for the Florida Legislature. They want nothing but to tell the Florida Fraternal Order of Police and the Florida Sheriff’s Association who oppose such a law to ‘stuff it’ and they don’t mean their guns.