Texas Agency Proposes Alcohol Sales At Some Gun Shows


AUSTIN (August 8, 2014) The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Friday proposed allowing alcohol sales at gun shows that meet certain requirements such as not allowing live ammunition.

The TABC will hold a 30-day public comment period before any rules would be enacted.

The agency said in a news release that in order for alcohol to be sold, live ammunition would have to be banned from gun shows, firearms would have to be disabled and not readily convertible for use, and firearms that are sold could not be delivered inside the building.

Under current rules, if a gun show is held at a venue licensed to sell alcohol, drinks sales and consumption are suspended during the time it takes to set up, conduct and dismantle the gun show.