Seattle Seahawks, Mariners Could Be Forced to Allow Guns in Their Stadiums if Legislation Passes

By Bryan Kalbrosky

Lawmakers in Washington have introduced legislation for sports fans to bring guns to the stadium. Could the Seahawks and Mariners allow it?

CenturyLink Field and Safeco Field in Seattle both currently do not allow guns in their stadium. But three representatives have proposed an act that is “relating to prohibiting restrictions on the carrying of a 2 concealed pistol” in Washington.

Below you can see the language used in House Bill 1015. You can read the full text of the law here.

"“A public stadium authority may not prohibit persons with a 4 valid concealed pistol license from carrying a concealed pistol in 5 any facility or on any grounds of a facility that is owned, operated, 6 managed, administered, controlled, or maintained by the public 7 stadium authority.”"

The idea of a drunken fan riled up with adrenaline at a football game — with the legal right to hold a pistol — is a bit of a scary thought.

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (who had a D-minus rating from the NRA and voted to ban assault weapons) received 72.7% of the Democratic votes in the Washington presidential primary election.

So the odds of this legislation getting approved does not look good if they want to appease the public.

But if this somehow bill passes, the Seahawks and Mariners may have no choice but to allow those with gun licenses into their stadiums.