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NFL rule bans off-duty cops from bringing guns into FirstEnergy Stadium,” Brandon Blackwell reported Friday on Cleveland.com. “A new NFL policy will keep off-duty cops from taking guns into FirstEnergy Stadium, according to an internal Cleveland police memo.
“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,” Blackwell explained, adding “Off-duty officers who attempt to bring firearms into an NFL facility will be denied entry.”
I wonder if that’s all they’d do to a mere citizen. Still, Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association head Jeff Follmer does not like the change one bit.
Yea. I’m sure the “only ones” don’t like it. I took a similar position over at reddit/guns when it came clear that retiring California LEOs wanted to keep their issued “assault weapons” even after the ban.
No, no, and a thousand times no! It doesn’t work this way. So there is some utility in so-called assault weapons having nothing whatsoever to do with the official duties of being a law enforcement officer (such as home defense), or the retired LEOs wouldn’t want to keep them.
The collectivists at reddit were aghast at my position. But this issue about the oath not expiring when the officer isn’t on duty is a crock. Don’t buy it – not for a single second.
I’ll tell you what. You go and compare the oath that a law enforcement officer takes with the one taken by men to protect and defend their families, and then tell me that we shouldn’t also be allowed to carry weapons into large gatherings if off duty cops are allowed to carry.
Hey, also think of that issue in terms of active duty officers who are pulling security for the game itself, and then you may have something. One takes an oath, the other takes an oath.
Read the rest at Examiner.