Skip to comments.NFL Bans Off-Duty Officers from Carrying Guns into Games
Posted on 10/08/2013 7:55:14 AM PDT by logi_cal869
A new NFL security policy bars off-duty police officers from carrying their guns into football games. Although it is normal for police officers to carry a gun 24/7--in case they come face to face with a criminal whom they had arrested and who may have revenge on his mind--the NFL says police who are not specifically assigned to work the game are not allowed to carry their guns.
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Next in the news several muslims sneak AK’s into game and blow away a bunch of people. Where were the cops?????????
...and when the law says the NFL can NOT do this?
the NFL lost credibility and gravitas years ago. Perhaps they should just be draped in pink and leave it as a wuss league.
More soft targets. One who is conspiracy minded may think this is done on purpose. “Out of chaos comes order.”
So the NFL is allowed to override state laws?
I have a family member who is in Law Enforcement. He is REQUIRED to carry his weapon 24/7
Looks to me like a group of citizens may end up owning a football league before too long based upon the way things are going.
Good. If we have to go unarmed, so should they.
Well it was a choice between allowing seeing eye dogs or cops.
Will this also apply to federal LEO’s?
I’m pretty sure their policy is against the law in a number of stadiums.
Other people might run into revenge seeking individuals too. So if other legal carriers can not carry in NFL stadia, I am not sure why there should be a public employee exception. I guess one could make a better trained argument, but then that might well argue for off-duty cops, ex-cops, off-duty military and all veterans.
Still you are right that this creates a large gun free area that criminals might well exploit.
I suggest the police associations send a legal letter to the NFL that they expect full security to be provided by the NFL for officers complying with NFL and to set aside a billion dollar trust for lawsuits where they don’t meet their obligation.
Should be sent to any organization demanding gun free zones.
In other news, the FAA announced today that to insure passenger safety, sky marshals will not be allowed to carry any weapons on board.
NFL official statement, “We are nowe WIDE OPEN for criminal acts of barbarity! All psychos welcome!”
Ditto. I will not set foot in any sports arena that I cannot carry in.
Will the NFL have them carry pink pistols for gay day celebrations?
No, you are correct. Chicago PD requires all officers to carry when off-duty.
“Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry” -Thomas Jefferson
This is more evidence that any one who has any kind of national organization should make sure they set it up in some small to medium sized city.
Not only should we start moving the various bureaus of the federal government to Omaha, Shreveport etc, organizations like the NFL should not leave their headquarters in places where the culture is against their organization. Too many people are too easily influenced by the culture around them. If I were an NFL owner, firing Goodell and moving the NFL office to some place in the heartland would be two of my top priorities.
I’m all for the 2nd amendment and CC but the typical JBT would disarm you without thinking twice about it. Nice to see them get treated like the hoi poloi.
I went to a major college basketball game at an NBA arena last year. I was armed. They had me go to the security office and write down what seat I would be sitting in. Last night I went to a concert. I was armed. They just called a supervisor over, he checked my ID, and sent me in with a "thank you."
Apparently, the NFL is run by morons.
“in case they come face to face with a criminal whom they had arrested and who may have revenge”
Utter BS, we carried because technically we are obligated to intervene in the case of a violent felony commission or robbery. This is the kind of drivel besides LEO’s that cross the line on police to oppressor/criminal that feeds the us versus them mentality.
“...off-duty police officers ... are not allowed to carry THEIR guns...”
LEO`s, just swap guns with your partner.
I am not a police officer, but I have a concealed carry permit.
I carry a concealed handgun every time I go in the Hampton (Virginia) Coliseum for any event. The management does not like it, but they cannot stop me because Virginia law restricts them from banning concealed weapons on their premises.
I’m pretty sure any arena/stadium in Virginia which has been in any way subsidized by taxpayer dollars is subject to the same legal restriction (those located on school properties excepted, of course).
I go nowhere I cannot carry except when summoned to court duty or such. Other than places with metal detectors I ignore all “you cannot carry here” signs.
The NFL is owned and run by the government (morons).
Which begs the question, why didn't Obama shutdown the NFL ?
Al-Queda will be sooooo happy......................
Besides why go to a game when if football is your thing a 40”+ tv is better anyway?
People with BO, lots of drunks, lots of stupid under 30’s showing their arse, bad and overly expensive food, pay to park, pay too much for ticket, too loud, cannot see most of the time, and really hot since new stadium designs prohibit air flow. Did I mention lots of people with BO.
Why should that argument be restricted to unarmed LEOs? The remainder of the citizenry deserves the same ability defend themselves that the police do.
I think cops should have to abide by the same limitations as citizens. Conversely, citizens should have the same rights as cops.
And FFDO’s ...
This policy makes sense if we are talking about off-duty LEO Jets fans.
Otherwise, it silly.
Hey if I can’t take my gun in then why should an off duty cop?
I know a lot of jurisdictions actually REQUIRE their officers to carry when they’re off-duty.
The should only ban them from carrying into Cleveland Brown games.
Why don’t the cops hired to work the games just refuse the work as long as this stupid policy is in place?
In Texas LEO’s are not required to carry by state law. However they do have a duty to always protect anyone in need. My former Agency required me to carry, and State law allowed me to carry anywhere except in air planes without the pilot’s permission.
We cannot carry into the Stadium. What makes them special?
When they are off duty, they are regular people, N'est Pas?
“Besides why go to a game when if football is your thing a 40+ tv is better anyway?”
Bingo. In fact, the NFL attendance is suffering because of all the issues you list. Let it suffer.
Who is NFL Commish
Roger Godell aka Mr Jane Skinner most of wuss female reporters at Fox news at one time
I wonder if they thought to make it a rule saying CRIMINALS are not allowed to bring guns either...
After all that seems ‘fair’
Did they also ban criminals from bringing guns?
or just off-duty police
The NFL should concentrate more on buying seeing eye dogs for its referees.
Sitting ducks,, by design.
Thanks, Nfl.. I’ll watch a re-run of sumthin’.
In Texas all LEO’s have a duty to always protect those in need. If the LEO is not carrying and some dirt bag threatens a citizen with a gun, the LEO still must protect.