Pa. Patriot wrote:
Actually, that is incorrect.
Safeco field is publicly owned, yet it is leased to the Mariners corporation. The corporation can set any policy it likes and we are required to abide by it or we can be asked to leave. (you can conceal if they don't know, but if they find out they can ask you to leave, yadda yadda...)
ps. The Mariners do ban all weapons and have every right to do so as they lease the property and they maintain control of Safeco field-- First and Goal (Seahawks corporation) does the same thing with Qwest field and the exhibition center.
WA must be bass ackwards then. If it is public property then the leasee is irrelevant to most states preemption. What is the determining statute or case law that allows leasees to make otherwise preempted rules on public property in WA??
There is a clause in 9.41.300 that states:
(2) Cities, towns, counties, and other municipalities may enact laws and ordinances:
(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
(ii) Any showing, demonstration, or lecture involving the exhibition of firearms.
It is my understanding that if the property is leased to a private corp then they can, and alot do, have thier own set of rules restricting any and all weapons. There is nothing against the law if you carry but they can ask you to leave.