NFL, College Win Appeal of Gun Case Involving Off-Duty Cops
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The NFL and University of Minnesota have won the latest round in a legal fight over the ability of off-duty officers to carry handguns at Minnesota Vikings games.
The state Court of Appeals on Monday overturned a ruling giving all officers the right to be armed despite objections of the league and university, where the Vikings are playing until a new stadium opens. NFL policy bans guns for all but working officers and security personnel.
A Hennepin County district judge decided previously that Minnesota's Personal Protection Act limited the power of private establishments to prohibit handguns for off-duty officers.
The new ruling is confined to which laws apply in the dispute, not whether guns should be allowed at TCF Bank stadium. The decision sends the case back to district court.