HOOVER (AP) — Alabama Republicans plan to hold their official election night party at a huge gun store and firing range, where participants will be able to fire off a few rounds as returns come in.
The state Republican Party is inviting supporters to the 52,000-square-foot Hoover Tactical Firearms for a "victory party" on Tuesday evening.
The suburban Birmingham business sells firearms, and it has ranges where people can shoot their own guns or firearms that are available for rent.
A party announcement said the shooting ranges will be available for two hours during the election event. There will also be a bluegrass band called "Act of Congress" and an appearance by Miss Alabama Anna Laura Bryan of Decatur, who will sing the national anthem.
Loaded guns will be allowed only on the firing range, and party spokeswoman Shana Kluck said Monday participants won't be allowed to bring ammunition so they must purchase bullets at the business. Special deals are available for people attending the GOP event, she said.
Party leaders haven't decided whether to allow alcohol at the party, Kluck said. If they do, she said, no one will be allowed to drink until after the firing range has closed.
"There will be no alcohol allowed at the shooting ranges," she said.
Republicans are expecting Mitt Romney to easily carry Alabama.