Evansville bar makes changes to gain approval for gun show
EVANSVILLE--Authorities say the owner of an Evansville bar and banquet hall can host a gun show this weekend after making changes since his January gun show was shut down.
Rock County Sheriff’s Capt. Jude Maurer said Gene O’s Wild Ride Saloon, 7530 N. County M, can host a gun show Friday through Sunday in the banquet hall as long as no alcohol is served in the hall.
Gene Heiman, owner of the bar also known as the Red Barn, said no alcohol will be allowed in the hall, and the door between the hall and the smaller bar will be locked.
Alcohol will be served in the small bar, but it can’t be brought into the hall, he said. Food, soda and water will be served in the hall, but all coolers containing alcohol will be locked, he said.
The gun show will run from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, he said. Security guards will be on duty inside the hall overnights.
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