Alcohol to be sold at Florida gun range; commissioners approve it almost unanimously

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — City commissioners in Daytona Beach, Fla., approved a measure almost unanimously that will allow for the opening of a 12-lane gun range connected to a restaurant that will serve alcohol.

According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, commissioners were initially “leery” of the idea, but came around to it.

Commissioner Ruth Trager cast the lone no vote on the measure.

The commissioners were reportedly swayed by the business’ claims of strict rules against shooting after drinking.

Bussiness owner Ron Perkins told WFTV that those wanting to drink will have to swipe their ID, which would then ban them from entering the shooting range.

Perkins said without selling alcohol, the restaurant would not be profitable.

“Safety is obviously key and number one for not only me but everyone else there. Everything is going to be revolved around safety,” he said.

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