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Thread: Stadiums, Arenas, & Convention Centers?

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    Question Stadiums, Arenas, & Convention Centers?

    According to RCW 9.41.300 Weapons prohibited in certain places—Local laws and ordinances—Exceptions—Penalty.

    Section 2 subsection b: Restricting the possession of firearms in any stadium or convention center, operated by a city, town, county, or other municipality, except that such restrictions shall not apply to: (i) Any pistol in the possession of a person licensed under RCW 9.41.070 or exempt from the licensing requirement by RCW 9.41.060

    What exactly is the meaning behind "any stadium or convention center, operated by a city, town, county, or other municipality"? Does that mean the City, town, county, or municipality has ownership with an outside company operating the unit for the municipality?

    If the meaning is that the municipality is the owner, then wouldn't RCW 9.41.290 State preemption, as shown below apply?

    The state of Washington hereby fully occupies and preempts the entire field of firearms regulation within the boundaries of the state, including the registration, licensing, possession, purchase, sale, acquisition, transfer, discharge, and transportation of firearms, or any other element relating to firearms or parts thereof, including ammunition and reloader components. Cities, towns, and counties or other municipalities may enact only those laws and ordinances relating to firearms that are specifically authorized by state law, as in RCW 9.41.300, and are consistent with this chapter. Such local ordinances shall have the same penalty as provided for by state law. Local laws and ordinances that are inconsistent with, more restrictive than, or exceed the requirements of state law shall not be enacted and are preempted and repealed, regardless of the nature of the code, charter, or home rule status of such city, town, county, or municipality.

    Wouldn't the above wording mean that the disallowing of firearms in facilities such as KeyArena/Seattle Center Coliseum or Spokane Arena by those in compliance with RCW 9.41.070 is against the RCW?

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    Do some brief searching and you'll find at least one thread addressing your questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ()pen(arry View Post
    Do some brief searching and you'll find at least one thread addressing your questions.
    As long as you do not get upset about someong bringing back necro-threads.

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