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Washington State Lawmakers Proposes Bill to Permit Guns In Stadiums

The bill's authors clearly feel that guns seem like a good idea in stadiums.

by Liam Daniel Pierce
Dec 11 2016, 6:06pm

Photo by Jen2d2

In Washington State capital Olympia this past week, conservative lawmakers cooked up a batch of laws that they want to see through in Trump's America, and one item on a bill is to allow fans to carry guns into stadiums. As if stadiums weren't already violence-ridden cesspools.

The bill states:

A local governmental entity may not, whether by law, ordinance, regulation, rule, policy, or contractual agreement, prohibit persons with a valid concealed pistol license from carrying a concealed pistol in any stadium, convention center, arena, or similar facility, or on the grounds of any such facility.

Currently, large stadiums in Seattle, like CenturyLink Field and Safeco Field, are privately owned and can currently enforce their strict no-gun policies. Nevertheless, the law is attempting to bypass that hurdle with the following clause:

A private entity that operates, manages, administers, 16 controls, maintains, or leases or rents a facility from a public 17 facilities district may not prohibit persons with a valid concealed 18 pistol license from carrying a concealed pistol in the facility or on the grounds of the facility.

It's unclear exactly what the motivation is behind enacting such a law, but the lawmakers—Republicans Matt Shea, David Taylor, and Bob McCaslin—clearly feel that guns seem like a good idea in stadiums. Cause enough to be nice to your pistol-packing, drunk, zealous football fan neighbors. Yikes.