Tuesday, May 5, 2009

AZ: Phoenix Convention Center Requests Partial Suspension of Liquor License for NRA Convention

The Phoenix Convention Center has requested a partial suspension of its Liquor License for the upcoming NRA Convention here in Phoenix this May 14-17.  This is to avoid issues with the Arizona Liquor Laws such as the law that requires Bar owners & employees of Liquor Licensees to ask armed citizens to leave the premises ARS 4-244 unlawful acts, 30.

30. For a licensee or employee to knowingly permit a person in possession of a firearm other than a peace officer, the licensee or an employee of the licensee acting with the permission of the licensee to remain on the licensed premises or to serve, sell or furnish spirituous liquor to a person in possession of a firearm while on the licensed premises of an on-sale retailer. This paragraph shall not apply to hotel or motel guest room accommodations nor to the exhibition or display of a firearm in conjunction with a meeting, show, class or similar event. It shall be a defense to action under this paragraph if the licensee or employee requested assistance of a peace officer to remove such person.

3 comments:

Eric R. Shelton said...

I've been wondering about this, as it seems that some of the extra-curricular activities with the 2A Blog Bash will involve a smidgen of social lubrication. I know it's legal in some states...

Now, while I would never admit to carrying in a place that served alcohol *nudge, nudge, wink, wink*, I WILL say that I'm very careful to never imbibe while armed... And it'll sure look silly if I'm the only guy without a beer in said environment.

Dustin said...

Don't worry, I'll be drinking a soda also, so you won't be alone. :)

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