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NFL: Off-Duty Cops Canít Carry in Stadiums
TruthAboutGuns.com ^ | October 7, 2013 | Robert Farago

Posted on 10/08/2013 9:44:07 PM PDT by South40

According to an internal Cleveland police memo unearthed by cleveland.com the NFL’s banning off-duty cops carrying in or around FirstEnergy Stadium. What’s more, “The rule, which police said took effect Sept. 11, applies to all NFL facilities and all off-duty federal, state and local law enforcement officers .

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: banglist; football; guncontrol; lawenforcement; secondamendment; sports; yesterday

1 posted on 10/08/2013 9:44:07 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Then I guess they won’t be attending football games in future, right?


2 posted on 10/08/2013 9:45:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: South40

Did you hear that, crazy people? Football stadiums are gun free zones.


3 posted on 10/08/2013 9:46:46 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

Well, ya never know when an off duty cop might help in busting out windows on a range rover after jumping off his motorcycle. Or go berserk in a major stadium if their team is losing.


4 posted on 10/08/2013 9:49:41 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: South40

I didn’t think they would start muzzling civilian police this soon.


5 posted on 10/08/2013 9:51:17 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: South40

Anyone who has attended a New York Jets game knows that this is a fantastic policy.


6 posted on 10/08/2013 9:52:13 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: rktman

Yep, painting police with a broad brush is a good thing. LOL!


7 posted on 10/08/2013 9:52:34 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: South40

I wonder if they are worried that one of the cops might go over the edge watching grown men running around wearing pink cleats and mouthpieces.


8 posted on 10/08/2013 9:52:41 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
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To: South40
You mean football team owners are as stupid as the city, state and the Fed? Tell me you are kidding. Never mind......
9 posted on 10/08/2013 9:54:16 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: South40

Sounds like the forward to a Matthew Bracken novel.


10 posted on 10/08/2013 9:55:26 PM PDT by atomic_dog
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To: South40

Off duty cops are required to carry.


11 posted on 10/08/2013 10:00:40 PM PDT by marron
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To: South40

Just inviting the next mass killer in to the stadium. NFL looks like they are going for the record number of casualties. Wonder what the over under in on body count.


12 posted on 10/08/2013 10:01:11 PM PDT by DaveyB ("When injustice becomes the law; rebellion becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: South40

The are some cops who shouldn’t be carrying anywhere....


13 posted on 10/08/2013 10:08:33 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: South40

This is the new keystone of the liberal agenda. If we “criminalize” guns and gun ownership, at some point in the future, the left will have peacefully taken complete control of the country.

This is the whole reason that schools are punishing kids for drawing anything that looks like a gun, pointing their fingers in the shape of a gun or eating a food into the shape of a gun. If they can send the message to vulnerable children that “guns bad, liberals good”, they will have an entire generation of kids believing it.

Either we draw a line in the sand and stop it now, or the 2nd Amendment will be meaningless in 30 years!


14 posted on 10/08/2013 10:13:17 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for the American politburo!!)
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To: doc1019

LOL! Good and bad in every department. Sounds like the dudes in nyc were NOT some of bloomies finest.


15 posted on 10/08/2013 10:19:19 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: South40

since many police officers are noted for being thugs with badges, its a good idea...Hard for me to say that as my father was a detroit mounted cop, retired in the 50’s...


16 posted on 10/08/2013 10:29:38 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: South40; Joe Brower
I don't see the logic in giving off-duty cops special gun privileges that the little people don't have.

It would be nice if all law abiding citizens could carry in these danger zones, but cops don't "do it better." In fact, when it comes to bumblef**ks with guns, they're often the worst offenders.

Ping to JB.

17 posted on 10/08/2013 10:30:38 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: goat granny
since many police officers are noted for being thugs with badges, its a good idea...Hard for me to say that as my father was a detroit mounted cop, retired in the 50’s...

Police work was a far more honorable profession back then.

Must have been nice.

18 posted on 10/08/2013 10:32:07 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: South40

So that’s the deal they made to keep the lawyers off
their backs. Are they ready to take personal responsibility
for everyone’s safety in every stadium? I’ll bet they get
protection from that too. Lets give a big applause for
the new LNFL. I think this is a big setup for another
false flag operation. Obama sure could use one.


19 posted on 10/08/2013 10:33:10 PM PDT by Slambat
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To: DustyMoment

The NFL sent out the same sort of notice in Seattle.


20 posted on 10/08/2013 10:39:42 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: South40

Good. If I can’t carry, then off duty cops shouldn’t either. Cops are NOT better than us!


21 posted on 10/08/2013 10:48:56 PM PDT by packrat35 (Pelosi is only on loan to the world from Satan. Hopefully he will soon want his baby killer back)
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To: South40

So does the NFL trump state laws? Especially in public financed stadiums?


22 posted on 10/08/2013 11:04:21 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: packrat35

Bingo....and BTW...there IS armed security at NFL games...

I actually can see their point on a couple items...and since this has been in place for 12 years it must not have been a big deal...


23 posted on 10/08/2013 11:07:41 PM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '16)
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To: rawhide
So does the NFL trump state laws?

That same ruling was issued by a private firm (Six Flags amusements parks). It was quickly reversed here in Texas.

24 posted on 10/08/2013 11:09:00 PM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew Obfuscation)
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To: AAABEST

the fun part for me was on 2 occasions when he was stationed at Palmer Park (had barn there also) he rode his horse home for lunch and tied it to the fence in the back yard...our home was close to Palmer Park (big city park) and another time on my way to school, dad and another mounted man was riding down our street to go and vote at the poll near us.....that was in the late 40’s....he passed at the age of 87.


25 posted on 10/08/2013 11:12:55 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Vince Ferrer

Did you hear that, crazy people? Football stadiums are gun free zones.

Maybe they just realized that a drunk cop excited at a game might be dangerous and just want to level the field.
God knows we have seen what can happen with some of the sober ones.


26 posted on 10/08/2013 11:25:40 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: South40

Guess the only folks carrying firearms in NFL stadiums from now on will be lawbreakers.

But, hey, what harm could they do?


27 posted on 10/08/2013 11:42:38 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: South40

The NFL doesn’t own First Energy Stadium.


28 posted on 10/09/2013 12:07:48 AM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: South40
There aren't any dogs there anyway.
29 posted on 10/09/2013 1:13:17 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: South40

What??! With all those thugs running around on the field, they want unarmed off-duty cops?


30 posted on 10/09/2013 2:50:13 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: rawhide

No...unless it is written in the stadium deal with the team....which probably is the case with NFL owners in Taxpayer Funded stadiums. The teams are franchisees....and must comply without NFL rules

States need to pass laws to counter NFL


31 posted on 10/09/2013 2:52:25 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Fact Is: GOPe want ObamaCare.)
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To: rktman

Actually, if the NFL does not allow a regular citizen to be armed, I don’t see the reason why and off-duty LEO should be able to carry either.


32 posted on 10/09/2013 3:34:56 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: marron

Not true in all departments and agencies. They ‘can’ carry, but it is also not mandated in all cases. In some cases, as in drinking off duty, they are required to keep their weapons locked up.


33 posted on 10/09/2013 3:38:51 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: South40

I stopped watching the National Felon League long ago and this only cements that decision. Screw them.


34 posted on 10/09/2013 3:45:37 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Wonder what the NFL’s reaction will be if or when the first shooting occurs inside a stadium during a game and the police are forced to run and hide with the spectators, rather than confront the perpetrator with weapons of their own.


35 posted on 10/09/2013 4:27:58 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: South40

NFL has some other issues to work out as well:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/league-of-denial/


36 posted on 10/09/2013 4:30:24 AM PDT by garyb
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To: South40

Unless the NFL owns the stadiums in question, they’re blowing smoke.


37 posted on 10/09/2013 5:07:37 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; blackie; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
I concur with FReeper AAABEST and many others on this forum -- rights, including firearms rights, are to be possessed by all or none. Cops are not gods, and wearing a badge doesn't mean they can shoot any better than Joe Six-pack. And that is not the criteria in any case.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

38 posted on 10/09/2013 6:42:30 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: South40

GOOD!! If the peasants can’t defend themselves why should the government thugs be able to.


39 posted on 10/09/2013 6:44:00 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: South40

Sounds good to me. If I can’t carry there, they shouldn’t be able to either. Sauce, goose, meet gander.


40 posted on 10/09/2013 7:35:12 AM PDT by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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