Should legal concealed carry weapons be allowed at sporting events? | The Tylt
Should legal concealed carry weapons be allowed at sporting events?
Bad people are going to get guns no matter what. The only way to counter bad actors is to give good people the opportunity to protect others. Allowing concealed carry gun owners to enter stadiums adds an extra deterrent to anyone thinking about hurting stadium attendees.
Arkansas was close to allowing guns at college sporting events but was stymied by legislation that exempted university events from expanded conceal carry areas. This is a mistake. Responsible gun owners should be allowed to protect themselves and others around them.
Nothing good happens when you combine alcohol and guns. People may think they are safer with guns at sporting events, but they are in even more danger. Lower inhibitions mean people are quicker to anger and if there is a gun around, someone is going to get hurt.
Allowing guns where emotions are high is a disaster waiting to happen. Schools or professional teams don't want blood on their hands. Never allow guns at sporting events.