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Bars, restaurants that cater to motorcycle clubs reconsider biker events after Waco shootout

  • Workers clean the side entrance of the Twin Peaks restaurant, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Waco, Texas, as local businesses reopened after a deadly shootout involving rival motorcycle gangs that unfolded last weekend at the restaurant. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald, via AP)

    Workers clean the side entrance of the Twin Peaks restaurant, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Waco, Texas, as local businesses reopened after a deadly shootout involving rival motorcycle gangs that unfolded last weekend at the restaurant. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald, via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this May 17, 2015 file photo, a McLennan County deputy stands guard near a group of bikers in the parking lot of a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas.  The prevailing images of protests in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, over police killings of black men were of police in riot gear, handcuffed protesters, tear gas and mass arrests. The main images of a fatal gun battle between armed bikers and police in Waco, Texas, also showed mass arrests _ carried out by nonchalant-looking officers sitting around calm bikers on cell phones.  (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

    FILE - In this May 17, 2015 file photo, a McLennan County deputy stands guard near a group of bikers in the parking lot of a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas. The prevailing images of protests in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, over police killings of black men were of police in riot gear, handcuffed protesters, tear gas and mass arrests. The main images of a fatal gun battle between armed bikers and police in Waco, Texas, also showed mass arrests _ carried out by nonchalant-looking officers sitting around calm bikers on cell phones. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Bars and restaurants that regularly host motorcycle clubs are reconsidering the risks of those events after the shootout in Texas that left nine dead and 18 wounded.

Roy Barnett is a biker and considers bikers his core clientele at the Deer Crossing Saloon in Selma, Texas. He says motorcycle clubs have gathered peacefully dozens of times at his bar for meetings just like the one in Waco.

But Barnett has decided to forbid any more meetings of the umbrella group that was gathering in Waco. He says he's a businessman before he's a biker.

The restaurant chain involved in the shootout immediately revoked the Waco franchise's license, and it suspended "bike nights" at all locations to review safety procedures and out of respect for those killed and injured.