Police union asks NFL to allow guns in stadiums

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The National Football League should rescind its ban on concealed carry inside stadiums, according to a letter from the National Fraternal Order of Police.

The letter, dated November 20, asks NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to allow retired and off-duty police officers to bring their guns with them on game days.

FOP President Chuck Canterbury references the threat of terrorist attack and said the NFL’s current firearms ban “weakens the safety and security of NFL players, personnel and fans.”

Meanwhile, the Ohio chapter of the FOP has sent letters to both the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals franchises, specifically referencing the recent Paris terror attacks as reason to allow those with concealed carry permits to bring their firearms to games.

The Missouri Fraternal of Police has not responded to a request for a comment.