Georgia lawmaker’s can’t-miss offer: Machine guns and margaritas

Competition is fierce in the gun business.

You no doubt have heard about the Powder Springs City Council’s recent approval of an alcohol license for a couple developing an indoor shooting range in west Cobb County.

Apparently, this is an idea whose time has come. Just a little bit further up the Northwest Corridor, state Rep. Sean Jerguson, R-Woodstock, owns Hi-Caliber, a firearms retail outlet and shooting range.

The state lawmaker has paired with a Mexican restaurant in a can’t-miss Group On offer: $39 for a session with automatic weapons, an appetizer and margaritas for two. That’s an $87.68 value, people, including two 20-round boxes of ammunition.

For all you enemies of the Second Amendment, safety can be found in the fine print:

Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Must be 21 or older. Must redeem for gun rental before redeeming at Tacos & Beer Mexican Restaurant. Valid only for rental of M16 machine guns.

Remember: Shoot, then drink.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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53 comments Add your comment

Where's MADD

October 22nd, 2012
6:26 pm

MADD should look into this.

I'm DADD

October 22nd, 2012
6:30 pm

And I dont’ approve.

Kris

October 22nd, 2012
6:32 pm

I wonder for $5.00 more if you can get jerguson to put in a good word with shady deal to buy your swampland. Or do you get a discount at his FIREARMS store?

Recall Jerguson

The Georgia ethics commission should look at this shady deal….OPS my bad no ethics in GA.

Recall DEAL and arrest his cronies..

Kris

October 22nd, 2012
6:35 pm

Drinking and shooting does not mix!

Rafe Hollister

October 22nd, 2012
6:44 pm

Kris Drinking and shooting does not mix!

That is why the deal says, shoot first; drink later. Sounds like a fun date.

Georgia

October 22nd, 2012
7:04 pm

What about drinking and sex?

crankee-yankee

October 22nd, 2012
7:12 pm

Georgia
October 22nd, 2012
7:04 pm

Better yet, what about sex & shooting?
Or best yet! All three!

td

October 22nd, 2012
7:24 pm

The shooting and then the drinking is great foreplay for later in the evening.

Red Neck Trifecta

October 22nd, 2012
7:25 pm

What do they do after dinner, burn a cross?

Hook me up.

October 22nd, 2012
7:28 pm

Re: “What about drinking and sex?” That’s called birth control via abortion.

Kris

October 22nd, 2012
7:35 pm

@ Georgia “What about drinking and sex?”

This would be a great place for rogers/graves to get a big loan and open up a no-tell motel.

Kids in the back seat may cause accidents.
Accidents in the back seat may cause Kids.
So,……..NO BACK SEAT = NO ACCIDENTS

The mix of guns and alcohol is never a good idea.

Bill Smith

October 22nd, 2012
8:29 pm

Need to throw a cigar bar into the package. Alcohol, tobacco and firearms – them maybe we can bundle into a govt agency :-) . Ooops, already there. Then quit yer bitchin!

intowner

October 22nd, 2012
8:33 pm

First thought that comes to mind – talk about chlorine in the gene pool…
Second – hey buba, watch this!
Give ‘em enuf rope…

td

October 22nd, 2012
8:36 pm

intowner

October 22nd, 2012
8:33 pm

The name fits. BTW: We do not turn our guns on their side to shoot them and we hit what we aim at.

Kris

October 22nd, 2012
8:51 pm

intowner………”Second – hey buba, watch this!”

Buba’s last word……….

RIP

mehlman rings twice

October 22nd, 2012
9:04 pm

Like all these mass shootings, just another example of how Obama took our guns away (sarcasm).

honested

October 22nd, 2012
9:15 pm

Can I take the ollie north targets that I haven’t used up?

I’ll bring my own full auto select fire weapon.

eli

October 23rd, 2012
12:09 am

Wow…a new low for America. I never thought the business attitudes of the Mad Max movies would become a reality, but apparently GA conservatives crave a third world existence.

JD

October 23rd, 2012
12:15 am

This is a trial lawyer’s dream. I call dibs on the first wrongful death suit.

MUSTANG100

October 23rd, 2012
1:29 am

Lock and load. Why are Liberals so afraid of guns? Because guns prevent Liberals from shooting their mouths off in public at will.

Gunluvr

October 23rd, 2012
5:43 am

You anti-gun Atlanta liberals still trying to take our guns away again, huh? Well we’re ready for you this time. We were caught flat footed back in 1993 and suffered for 10 years with your “assault” weapons ban. No more, if anyone even sneezes the phrase gun control down at the legislature they’ll wish they hadn’t. Don’t believe me just ask Debra Maggart from Tennessee who was warned but chose to ignore the warning.

MUSTANG100

October 23rd, 2012
6:41 am

Gunluvr, I also notice the Atlanta thugs are starting to get alarmed over the increasing numbers of residents blowing them away during home invasions.

Bub1s

October 23rd, 2012
6:51 am

Uncle Ted says “free machine guns for all the children”.

Edmund Ruffin

October 23rd, 2012
7:08 am

I’m as big a Second Amendment supporter as anyone in town, but I am absolutely opposed to mixing guns and America’s most notorious drug, alcohol.

T'dubs

October 23rd, 2012
7:18 am

I know its fun to mock but why the phobia and air of superiority? You can’t preach acceptance of all under the rainbow and then belittle an entire group.

Sorry but put a bunch of boys together and they will soon be playing some kind of shooting game and they all know how to make a machinge gun noise. An automatic weapon in a safe controlled environment – go let your inner kid loose instead of simply blasting things on the video screen.

Goober

October 23rd, 2012
7:24 am

I saw this in a cartoon and I’m sure I can do it, duck!

T-Square

October 23rd, 2012
7:26 am

So many people seem to have reading comprehension problems. The Groupon deal isn’t “mixing guns and alcohol.” It is going to a range, then going to a restaurant and having drinks. And something tells me that state law is going to kick in with the gun range in Powder Springs. The state law that says basically that you can’t mix guns and alcohol. Also, you act like this is the first time people have ever had the opportunity to drink after shooting (last I checked, if you were old enough to drink there weren’t any laws that stopped you from having a drink after you went shooting), but I guess that is to be expected from people that cringe and run at the thought of anyone but the police having a gun.

Ostrich Racer

October 23rd, 2012
7:54 am

As my good friend, Morris, used to say about deer camp:

“Hell, even the Federal government knows alcohol, tobacco and forearms belong together!”

Bob Loblaw

October 23rd, 2012
7:55 am

Anyone find it ironic that the anti-immigrant Jerguson is entered into this deal with a group of Mexicans?

Gunluvr

October 23rd, 2012
8:20 am

Yeah Mustang100 home invasions and car jackings lately are a 50/50 proposition that crooks really have to think about, if they’re worth getting their ***es shot.

honested

October 23rd, 2012
8:36 am

As always, when entering any gun range, ensure that cheney is nowhere to be seen.

Q

October 23rd, 2012
8:49 am

I just can’t see a problem with this.

Oh yeah, I’m not a wheenie with no self control who thinks the drinks will magically impair my thoughts as the guns, in fact, shoot me all by themselves.

If you don’t like it, move to Canada before they are annexed by Montana.

Don't Tread

October 23rd, 2012
8:51 am

40 rounds in an automatic weapon should last about what, 10 seconds (factoring in time to change mags)? That’s a quick $39.

Big Brother

October 23rd, 2012
8:51 am

Current GA State law. So what’s the problem?

O.C.G.A. 16-11-120 The Georgia firearms and weapons act.

Possession and/or discharge of a firearm while under the influence

It is against the law to be in possession of firearm while engaged in hunting and fishing activities or discharge a firearm while under the influence of alcohol or any drug or any combination of alcohol and any drug to the extent that it is unsafe for the person to discharge such firearm except in the defense of life, health, and property;

It is also against the law to discharge a firearm while engaged in any shooting activity while under the influence of alcohol or any drug or any combination of alcohol and any drug.

It is NO defense to violation of this law even if you are legally entitled to use such a drug (prescription). (16-11-134, 27-3-7)

Michael

October 23rd, 2012
9:02 am

I say let the dumn rednecks all drink and shoot each other. thats less Republicans who can vote in their ignorant nominees.

Attack Dog

October 23rd, 2012
9:09 am

1. Liberals are not afraid of guns, they are afraid of some conservatives (Dick Cheney) that have them. 2. Liberals may shot they mouths off, while conservatives shoot themselves in the foot.
3. Why do conservatives run from the Dixiecrat right wing militia, since they are about the only ones following the strict interpretation of the 2nd amendment? We all agree that it is because they are bat-crap crazy!

MUSTANG100

October 23rd, 2012
10:00 am

Yeah Gunluvr, no Escalade rolling on anything less than chromed 22’s and every goldplated gimcrack in the catalog, oh yeah, and window tint so dark it’s like midnite inside at noon..

MUSTANG100

October 23rd, 2012
10:03 am

Yeah ADog, but I betcha you don’t walk up on a redneck and call him one though, do ya?.

MUSTANG100

October 23rd, 2012
10:03 am

Hey Mike, no, just loudmouthed Libs.

Norris T.

October 23rd, 2012
10:38 am

Responsible gun enthusiasts know that alcohol and guns do not mix. However, it is a great way to thin the herd.

Mattress Giant

October 23rd, 2012
10:43 am

Great Deal! Everyone needs a good bed for sex afterwards? Holly Springs store just down from the range! For all the haters, buy a gun, and check out! Free Cigar with gun rental receipt!

This is the Best night out, and more to come!

North resident

October 23rd, 2012
10:44 am

Anyone can go to any gun range in Georgia today, and shoot, and then go and have a drink. There is nothing new here, except the idiocy shown by some of the posters in the blog.

The only “gotcha” with this situation is that these will be on the same site, so owners of the range will have to prevent those who drink in the restaurant, and not allow them back for more shooting afterword… something that stand alone firing ranges don’t have to worry about

GunsinCumming

October 23rd, 2012
11:18 am

Wow, the comments here really show not only the blind idiocy of the liberal left, but the pure stupidity of it as well. The groupon clearly states you have to shoot at the range, then go have the drinks. How is that mixing guns and alcohol at all?

Please learn to read before opening your mouths or typing.

and BTW, rednecks usually don’t shoot each other. They look for mentally challenged liberals since who better to shoot at than someone you know won’t have a gun. Oh sorry, the criminals in the cities beat the rednecks to that one. Guess the rednecks will have to keep using theirs for hunting and other LEGAL purposes as much as the brain dead left would like everyone to believe otherwise.

A Christmas Story

October 23rd, 2012
11:31 am

You’re going to shoot your eye out kid.

ilan

October 23rd, 2012
11:31 am

Madd? Why? Have you SEEN dui courts lately? Madd hasn’t stopped sh*t! Go to buckhead and see all the drunk people leaving the bars and DRIVING home. Gotta wonder how many fat/obese people are against guns when heart disease and drunk driving are the #1 causes of death between adults and teens, respectively.

Jim

October 23rd, 2012
11:43 am

neanderthals

Jon Lester

October 23rd, 2012
11:50 am

Yes, I see the fine print, but as a concept, this is an even worse idea than bringing guns to church. And an M16? Not interested. I want to fire a Kalashnikov.

ProudToCarry

October 23rd, 2012
11:51 am

Why is it that the Liberals can argue that we need to grant citizenship to illegal aliens who have already broken the law by being here, but seem to find it necessary to argue illogically against an activitiy that is illegal and is also bringing a new business into the community? A new business means more people working, more taxes being generated for the state and local community and probably more jobs for the residents.

By the way, I would feel much safer having dinner and a drink at an establishment that is frequented by legal gun owners and shooters than some of those places in Midtown or South Metro.

ProudToCarry

October 23rd, 2012
11:51 am

Sorry, I must be a dumb redneck. I had a typo. I meant to type “activity that is legal”.

Armed Liberal Cracker

October 23rd, 2012
12:54 pm

A Cracker by birth…armed because all the other hilljacks are.

Why doesn’t Georga at least require a literacy test before printing off concealed carry permits? It shouldn’t be qualification enough that your aren’t yet a felon. Many of the CCW gun toter class are so dumb and impulsive to be a threat to themselves and theirs and ours.

I’m all for regulated gun ownership and supervised gun play, but these over-the-top elitist GOP Tea Party city boy frauds who want a government so small and law enforcement so unfunded as to lead to anarchy need to be called out. I don’t know any gun owner guys or gals who waste time with the NRA…they are a corporate funded group that is shrill and shilling for the GOP frauds.