Off-Duty Cops Want their Guns at Entertainment Sports Stadiums! Do League Rules Supercede State Laws ?
New York, NY: The New York City Police Sergeants Benevolent Association twitter feed states that Public Safety is compromised at entertainment / sports venues that do not allow off duty Police to carry fire arms. The SBA offers the following link petition
Police question entertainment sports league’s rules preventing off duty police from entering stadiums armed in the wake of the Paris Stadium bombing by terrorist.
Texas is the only State where sport league rules do not over-ride State laws and Police policy.
In light of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, France, in which a soccer stadium was targeted, the New York City Sergeants Benevolent Association demands that Roger Goodell, the Commissioner of the National Football League, change the policy that forbids on and off-duty and retired law enforcement personnel from carrying firearms into NFL stadiums. This is not only a law enforcement issue, it is a public safety issue that must be immediately addressed. NFL stadiums are often publicly funded and receive monetary incentives paid by tax dollars. We urge all nationwide law enforcement personnel to sign this petition to help put an end to this illogical ruling that puts the lives of so many fans at great risk. Public officials can no longer stand silent. We ask everyone to get involved and make your voice heard.