Seattle Stadiums A Testing Ground For New Gun Rights Legislation
In a controversial new bill being proposed in Washington State, the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment are being tested by proposed legislation allowing guns in sports stadiums, where alcohol often runs freely and emotions run high. The vote will show us just how passionate Americans, at least those in Washington State, feel about their right to protect themselves?
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 concealed pistols out of 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, Washington, are pushing the bill which you can read here. Washington’s tradition as a blue state may minimizing the chance of this legislature passing.
VIDEO: Washington Legislators Propose Bill Allowing Guns In Sports Stadiums
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