Oklahoma City gun range cafe’s liquor license approved by city council

Oklahoman Published: May 27, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City city council has approved a liquor license for a new gun range expected to open this spring.

An Oklahoma City TV station reports that councilors approved the liquor license for Wilshire Gun Range on Tuesday.

The 40,000-square-foot establishment includes 24 firearm lanes, 10 archery lanes and a cafe where food and alcohol will be served.

Wilshire Gun co-owner Jeff Swanson says customers’ driver’s licenses will be flagged once they order a drink, preventing them from drinking alcohol before entering the shooting facilities.

Brent Fairchild with the Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission says he believes it will be the first gun range in Oklahoma to serve alcohol.

Fairchild says no matter how many safeguards are in place, people will find a way to get around them.