Coming to South Dakota: Shooting Range Plus Saloon
Seems like a smart combination...
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2014 3:24 PM CST

(Newser) – Take a saloon and combine it with a shooting range ... what could possibly go wrong? Deadwood, South Dakota, will soon find out. The City Commission looks poised to allow local businessman Greg Vecchi to open an indoor shooting range with a saloon inside—the appropriately-named Bullets and Beer Saloon, the Black Hills Pioneer reports. Vecchi, an Army vet who is soon retiring from the FBI, needs the commission's permission to change a local ordinance to allow firearms to be discharged within the city limits.

The complex will also include a gun store, a pawn shop, and other retail establishments, and will host a gun show four times a year. The commission moved to consider approving Vecchi's request, as long as certain requirements are met—like no more than 50% of the income at the complex can come from alcohol sales. "I want it to be less than 5%," Vecchi says. "Sequence is important. Bullets first, beer second." And, he assured the mayor, he will require anyone who wants to shoot at the range to blow a .000 on a Breathalyzer. He aims to open the facility in June, CBS News reports.

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Jan 16, 2014 4:55 AM CST
boys and their toys! guns go bang! i think it's just precious.
Frank Whoopsie
Jan 15, 2014 6:19 PM CST
Actually, when you read the article, as it looks like about 30% of you did, you cannot drink and shoot. You can, however, shoot and then drink, which sounds like a damn good time. It's a good idea. Especially if they have some package deals. BTW, it's not even legal to go into an establishment that serves alcohol with a concealed pistol. So in order for this to work, they would need to fire only range guns and have a separate entrance for the range/store.
Jan 15, 2014 3:54 PM CST
I wonder how the county sheriff feels about this. Answering a disturbance call at that location could pose a high risk to deputies. And Mr. Vecchi is in the FBI? Now that is scary.