AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – A Texas agency wants to allow alcohol sales at gun shows that meet certain requirements, including not allowing live ammunition.
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission announced the proposal Friday. It will hold a 30-day public comment period before any rules would be enacted.
An agency statement says firearms must be disabled and not readily convertible for use, and sold firearms couldn’t 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.
Agency spokeswoman Carolyn Beck says a gun club in the Dallas-Fort Worth area asked for the change. She said she did not know the club’s identity.