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Texas proposes alcohol sales at some gun shows

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Midwest, Aug 11, 2014.

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  1. Sam1911

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    For all of our vaunted love of freedom, we really only love the freedoms we're used to. When someone else has MORE freedom than we do it makes us a little bit angry and sometimes we react by arguing that they shouldn't have so much liberty as all that.

    In a world we routinely decry as being a nerfed, padded, and safety-netted charade of liberty and mockery of personal freedom and the attendant responsibilities that go with it, some of us here will argue (without apparent self-aware irony) for yet more restrictions on everyday life so that they may have a veil of safety to cling to.

    I don't recall ever having had a beer while attending a gun show. I'm not sure I would. Most of the venues that serve alcohol tend to serve the worst mass-market crud suds and it isn't worth the strain on my tactical pants button to down that stuff. But I surely cannot imagine publicly arguing in favor of a law that further restricts my right to do so if I choose.

    Are we so devolved from a freedom-loving people as all that? Do we ASK for the chains? Yeah, it isn't exactly a GUN right, precisely, so maybe we should bow to take the halter willingly. Hey, I know, maybe we can come up with a licensing plan, so we can apply to the government for a permit to drink a beer near a gun? Maybe just one a month, though. For the children.
     
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    Is this the first time you realized how hypocritical firearm owners are? Everything is fine and dandy until it conflicts w/ their point of view. Then theirs is the only correct one. It's pathetic in my eyes. People are to short sighted, or straight up to self obsessed, to see the whole picture. What ever happened to adults making decisions for themselves?
     
  3. HexHead

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    What's the big deal? Unless the law has changed in the last few years, you are allowed to drink while carrying in TX as long as you remain under the legal limit. When I was in TX in 2011, I went to dinner with some TX resident friends, we were all carrying and had a beer with our dinner. It was a nice change from my home state.
     
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  6. Sam1911

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    LOL. Yup. Keep that alcohol out of those ... NOT-a-gun-show shows.
     
  7. Harry1969

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    I don't see a problem
     
  8. DeepSouth

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    You should read the proposed changes.

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    Well you can't the link doesn't worn now. Here's a summary from post #41

     
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  9. Warp

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    Of course it's a bad idea.

    That's why it's illegal to have a parking lot at a bar, or at a restaurant that serves alcohol, and why it is, like, way illegal to drive to or from a bar.

    Oh, wait...
     
  10. slumlord44

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    Different venues in Illinois and Missouri sell alcohol. Never been a problem. I never drink there and hardly ever see anyone drinking, but some do. It is just never been an issue.
     
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    One thing the proposal would effectively do is prevent open carry at these events. So it may be a reaction to the activities of OCT. Interestingly, both OCT and MDA have objected to it. Politics makes strange bedfellows.
     
  12. GoWolfpack

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    I'm going to have to ask you to stop using good sense. It's making others nervous.
     
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    I will tell you and maybe you already know of a culture divide in this country. There are a lot of upstanding rural ( I mean born on and working the land) folks that have hunted and shot where alcohol was just a part of the activity. Seen it very much in my life.
    Can I see it working? With a certain crowd yes.
     
  14. Sam1911

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    But how about at a venue where no guns are being fired, or sold, or even really involved as more than visual props?

    Because that's what we're actually discussing here...
     
  15. Delford

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    Sam1911, You are a moderator in every sense of the word :) If posters haven't read the OP and post #41 your attempt at reasoning with them may be like spitting in the wind.

    I grew up in a holiness background and not until after attending a Lutheran church (as I have for 40 years now) did I realize you could drink and not go to hell. I may have 1 glass of wine a year but don't begrudge those who drink more. I hope they maintain self discipline. I serve communion and we serve grape juice to members who had issues with alcohol but wine to everyone else. It's all good. Alcohol can be a problem for some at church or a gun show. Live in the light you have.

    Your comments on our freedoms are right on. Keep up the good work.
     
  16. Hurryin' Hoosier

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    Getting customers blind drunk might help improve Glock sales.
     
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    Did most of you even read the specifics of this proposed regulation? Jeeeez!! What a bunch of nonsense!
     
  18. ExTank

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    One of our local gun shows has a concession stand with a 3.2% light beer on tap. Has had it for 6+ years.

    The world has, so far, continued to spin on unconcerened.

    ETA: I've had a beer with my brisket basket (real good brisket for a basic concession stand!) for lunch while attending said gun show. Immediately handled firearms afterwards. No one harmed, killed, threatened, endangered, or even vaguely annoyed in the process.
     
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