Off Duty Police & Concealed Carry Holders Not Welcome at Pardre’s Petco Park

SlowFacts

My latest at Ammoland-

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Padres fans who are licensed concealed carry holders are not welcome at Petco Park.  Nor are off duty police officers who regularly carry concealed.

This new gun ban is a case of doing what is best for the team’s owners and government officials, and ignoring what is best for the fans.  Look at who was in on the decision to ban licensed concealed carriers from the ballpark.

“Before making the change, the Padres met with local law enforcement leaders – including San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, Sheriff Bill Gore, Escondido police Chief Craig Carter and representatives from two law enforcement unions – who accepted the ban.”

At best, a sea of disarmed and vulnerable citizens makes it easier for law enforcement.  At worse, the decision simply moves violence outside the stadium.   It makes it harder for fans as they walk to and from the…

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