There's a gun range scheduled to open this summer in Oklahoma City where customers can take two kinds of shots.
The restaurant at the Wiltshire Gun Range, the Range Cafe, has been granted a liquor license, but a co-owner says that bullets and booze will never mix.
"You cannot drink before shooting, you cannot drink while shooting and you cannot drink while you have a firearm on you,'' Jeff Swanson told Kerry Sanders on TODAY Friday. "Once people understand the safety protocols that we have in place, then right after that people kind of have an 'a-ha' moment and typically realize that this is going to be as safe as any retail establishment in the country."
The $6 million, 40,000 square-foot facility is expected to open this summer, pending approval from Oklahoma state officials.
"It's generally a horrible idea,'' said gun enthusiast Mike Giacobbe. "You really don't want to mix alcohol with a firearm."
"I don't see any problem with it, providing that people drink after the fact, not before the fact,'' countered Ovid Priffer.
Many weighed in on social media.
Driver's licenses will be scanned when a customer uses the range, orders food or alcohol. Once you've had a drink, you're cut off from the gun range, Swanson said. Gun ranges in Texas and Florida also have liquor licenses, but most have a strict no-alcohol-on-the-premises policy, even if it's to drink after a patron is done shooting.
"As a responsible gun owner, no alcohol should be involved,'' wrote Peggy Deubler Sullivan. "They still have the gun on them. As a mother and wife, they are driving possibly impaired. The car is a weapon as well."
"Great idea! Nothing better than a drunk unless it's a drunk with a trunk full of ammo and weapons driving while intoxicated,'' wrote Donna Mandell Hyatt.
"Responsible, law-abiding gun enthusiasts know better than to drink before shooting, so why not unwind after the shoot? No different than any other sport,'' wrote Roxie Jones Antczak.
"I am pro gun all the way, but alcohol and guns do not mix! Even if they have to turn the guns in before drinking they still have to pick them up afterwards,'' wrote Jennifer Lambert Nash.