Texas withdraws plan to sell alcohol at guns shows

FILE - Michael Wright, of the Montgomery County Sheriff's office in Conroe, Texas, looks through the sight of a Sig Sauer assault rifle at the Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
FILE - Michael Wright, of the Montgomery County Sheriff's office in Conroe, Texas, looks through the sight of a Sig Sauer assault rifle at the Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

AUSTIN (AP) — Texas officials have withdrawn a plan to allow sales of alcohol at some gun shows, which would have come with strict conditions, such as a ban on sales of live ammunition.

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission had received hundreds of negative responses to the idea and agreed Tuesday to back off the proposal.

The change was meant to aid the Dallas Safari Club’s annual convention, a massive event that draws up to 50,000 people. Alcohol sales would have come with a series of conditions, including that a firearm be disabled and not immediately turned over to the buyer.

But traditional gun show operators opposed the idea, saying they worried about mixing guns and alcohol. Opponents said any policy change should be left to the Legislature.

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