Who Do You Call When There Is A Problem In Your Arena?
You call 911 and hope you have armed law enforcement officers show up as fast as possible. Unless you are the Spokane, Washington Arena where an armed, on-duty Sheriff was forced to disarm before entering the arena for a charity game.
What Happened To The Second Amendment?
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich was outraged last weekend when he was prevented from entering the Spokane Arena to help promote a charity hockey game, because he was carrying his gun, even though he was on duty. He told foxnews28:
“This is bureaucracy and bureaucrats run wild. I’ve never seen anything quite like this, it makes zero sense.”
According to foxnews.com:
Knezovich said he was told by security that he would have to take off the gun and leave it outside due to an arena policy. The arena’s website lists “weapons” as one of the prohibited items inside the facility.
“I can understand if we are off duty, if there’s liquor being sold there, I can understand that. But when you are on duty and representing the county at an event, I’ve just never heard anything like this,” Knezovich told Fox 28.
Knezovich said he removed his gun since he had to get inside and planned to raise the issue with management later.
Kevin Twohig, the executive director of the public facilities district that runs the arena, said on-duty officers in uniform are allowed to keep their guns, but off-duty officers aren’t.
“If they’re not in uniform how would we know they’re on duty?” he told The Spokesman-Review. Knezovich said he was wearing a badge on his suit.”