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The state FOP wants Browns and Bengals to allow retired cops to bring guns to games
National Fraternal Order of Police is pushing the NFL as well

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The FOP says it's a matter of greater protection.
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The Ohio Fraternal Order of Police wants the Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals and other NFL teams to allow retired and off-duty officers to carry firearms into the pro football games. 

State FOP president Jay McDonald says a ban that the NFL instituted a few years ago is short-sighted.

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“They want to eliminate all firearms from inside the stadium except for the officers who are actually working. While we certainly understand that motive, especially in light of what’s happening across this earth, we feel it would be a horrific tragedy if there was a law enforcement officer in a position to stop a terrorist attack or a mass casualty incident but we’re prohibited from giving them the tools to do so.” 

McDonald says even retired officers must meet active duty standards.


The national FOP has sent a similar letter to the NFL 

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