OKLAHOMA CITY —
In Oklahoma, in fact, gun ranges can sell low-point beer — with an alcohol content of 3.2 percent or less — to shooters without seeking a liquor permit. All that’s required is permission from local authorities and the state tax commission, said Capt. Brent Fairchild, spokesman for the state Alcohol Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission.
Tax Commission officials said this week no ranges in the state are currently registered to sell low-point beer.
Fairchild said his agency began considering Wilshire Gun’s liquor permit range at least a month ago. City officials have already given their blessing.
“As long as they meet all the criteria and the city has approved it, we’ll issue a license, as well, pending everything coming out well,” he said.
Swanson said he anticipates getting a permit, which he said will allow the new gun range to attract meetings and executive functions.
“It’s just a matter of going through whatever checks the ABLE Commission has,” he said.
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