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Texas debates alcohol sales at gun shows

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Gun buyers in Texas could soon be able to grab a cold one while browsing the merchandise at gun shows. (Source: WFAA/CNN) Gun buyers in Texas could soon be able to grab a cold one while browsing the merchandise at gun shows. (Source: WFAA/CNN)

MESQUITE, TX (WFAA/CNN) - Gun buyers could soon be able to grab a cold one while browsing the merchandise at gun shows in the Lone Star State.

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is considering a proposal to allow alcohol sales at gun shows.

"I don't think it would be too much of a problem," said "Chuck," an attendee at a recent gun show. "They take pretty good care in these places to make sure meat-heads don't get goofy with guns."

The change, if approved, would allow drinks to be sold if live ammo is banned, firearms are disabled and buyers cannot take ownership of weapons right away.

"I think it makes sense to not have both together," said Dallas resident Brian Gaines. "You know you're not supposed to drink and drive. A car can be considered a weapon in the wrong hands."

Before the issues goes to a vote, the TABC asked for the public to weigh in on the proposal. If the regulations are passed, a written agreement between the venue owner and the gun show operator must be approved by the commission a month in advance of the show.

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