Washington legislators propose bill that would allow guns in sports stadiums
Conservative legislators in Washington state are proposing a bill that would allow fans to bring guns into sports stadiums including Safeco Field and CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
Both stadiums, home to the Mariners and Seahawks, respectively, have strict no-gun policies and are privately operated. But the legislature moves to prevent private operators of public spaces, stadium authorities, and public facilities districts from keeping out concealed pistols from their respective spaces, provided the weapons’ owners have proper license to carry.
Republican representatives Matt Shea, David Taylor and Bob McCaslin, all located in Olympia, Wa., are pushing the bill.
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Washington remains traditionally a blue state, so the odds of this legislature passing do appear slim. Regardless, potentially arming fans in stadiums, where alcohol runs freely and emotions often run high, seems like a risky idea, to say the least.