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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Court Allows NFL Gun Ban To Continue … For Now

The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that the National Football League’s ban on guns inside stadiums on game days could be applied to off-duty officers under the terms of the state’s Citizens’ Personal Protection Act (PPA). A county judge had previously determined that the officers had a right to carry at all times guaranteed by the PPA.

While this ruling carries a feeling of disappointment, the court was clear that this need not be the final word on whether off-duty law enforcement can carry in stadiums. The ruling pertains only to the PPA, not to any other state or federal law that could override the NFL’s ban.