Sankey is anti-2nd Amendment?

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  1. BMF

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    Greg Sankey says SEC members will ‘decline opportunities’ to play in Mississippi if pending gun law passes

    https://www.seccountry.com/mississi...ities-play-mississippi-pending-gun-law-passes

    Greg Sankey made the SEC’s official position on a potential new Mississippi gun law very clear on Wednesday.

    According to a letter Sankey wrote to the leadership of Mississippi State and Ole Miss on Wednesday, league opponents likely “will decline opportunities” to play at each school if proposed gun legislation turns into law for the state of Mississippi.

    Sankey’s issue is with proposed House Bill 1083, which could allow for concealed weapons to be carried inside Rebels and Bulldogs sporting venues. According to a report from CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd, the bill passed in the Mississippi House by a vote of 80-29 but it still must pass vote in the Senate to become state law.

    Here’s a look at his letter, which was sent on Wednesday and subsequently publicized by Ole Miss chancellor Jeffrey Vitter via the school’s official website:

    “Dear President Keenum and Chancellor Vitter:

    This letter is in response to proposed House Bill 1083 and its potential to introduce concealed
    carry weapons into stadiums, arenas and other college sports venues.

    The University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University are founding members of the
    Southeastern Conference and each has established a long history of working with public safety
    officials to provide a safe environment for intercollegiate athletic competition.

    Given the intense atmosphere surrounding athletic events, adding weapons increases
    meaningful safety concerns and is expected to negatively impact the intercollegiate athletics
    programs at your universities in several ways. If HB 1083 is adopted to permit weapons in
    college sports venues, it is likely that competitors will decline opportunities to play in Oxford
    and Starkville, game officials will decline assignments, personal safety concerns will be used
    against Mississippi’s universities during the recruiting process and fan attendance will be
    negatively impacted. When similar laws have been introduced in the past, the SEC office has
    received clear statements of concern from our member universities due to safety concerns
    associated with the passage of such laws intended to allow weapons at our athletic events and
    sports venues.


    It is our desire to see athletic events and sports venues exempted from proposed House Bill
    1083.

    The SEC’s universities work closely with public safety officials to ensure the safety of participants
    and fans in our competitive venues. We will continue to closely monitor the status of House Bill
    1083. In the event House Bill 1083 becomes law and includes concealed carry in college sports
    venues, the SEC’s Presidents and Chancellors will consider existing SEC regulations and bylaws
    to determine appropriate modifications to scheduling, safety and officiating policies.”

    In a letter to address the university’s stance on the proposed change in law, the Ole Miss chancellor expressed concerns of his own.

    “If this bill were to pass, it would negatively impact the University of Mississippi’s ability to continue to uphold the safety and security for our students, faculty, staff, patients, and visitors on all our campuses — the Oxford campus, our regional campuses, and the University of Mississippi Medical Center,” Vitter wrote.
     
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    I go nowhere that restricts my lawful right to keep and bear arms. CCW requires a background check and training. The most dangerous place for mass shooting is a gun free zone. Its a shame academics cant do the math or interpret statistics.
     
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    I’m all for the 2nd Amendment but I don’t want to be around drunk fans that are armed. How many drunken fights have you seen over the years at ball games? I can hold my own throwing punches with the best of them, but I don’t ever wanna be in a quick draw contest. Not a good idea IMO.
     
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    Exactly. Somehow, not wanting thousands of drunk fans in an emotional and intense atmosphere that's prone to fights = hating the 2nd amendment. :rolleyes3:
     
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    I get both sides in this one. I’d prefer the sec to stay out of it though.
     
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    Crazy drunk fans carrying concealed... what could possibly go wrong?

    I’m in favor of the 2nd amendment, but in this scenario...
     
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    Well, you guys know you cant legally carry concealed and be drunk too. The large majority of CC people are highly responsible people. There will always be the idiots in every crowd but more than likely the ones drinking while carrying wont have a CC permit. Changing a law wont change it either.
     
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    Another idiot administrator masquerading as a politician.

    Here is an idea Sankey, why don't you focus on things like:
    - Player discipline
    - Graduation rates
    - NCAA rule compliance (I am trying not to laugh as I type this)
    - Generating even more money for the members of one of the richest cartels in the world

    I am not debating the issue, just tired of administrators getting involved.
    I had no problem until he blurted our the "B" word (boycott)

    You are a commissioner not a crusader.
     
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    I agree, but you probably already are around armed drunks. They are only concealing better than usual
     
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    When I exercise my 2nd amendment right I choose not to exercise the 21st amendment right. That's how it works and it aint that hard but if you think that the left wing intelligentsia isn't anti 2nd amendment I suggest you as Sas for the number to his Neuro-proctologist. I wonder if he will come out and forbid taking a knee during the national anthem if the teams are on the field and if some you will find him to be anti-first amendment if he did and if you see the logical reasoning of "safety first" and the some drunk fan might take exception.
     
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    Exactly, how anyone in the business of selling tickets think it is good for them to get involved in politics is beyond me.
     
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    Then they would already be breaking the law. Now, show us where all these mythical shootouts between drunken CCW holders does take place?
     
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    FIFY
     
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    I've known dozens of CCW permit holders over the years and most ALWAYS carried their weapon. At the same time, I've had drinks with many of them while they were armed. I've never judged them for it, but I sure don't want to be around rabid college fans at a football game while they've been drinking and are armed.
    While I don't think it's the commissioner's place to speak on the subject publicly, I agree with what he said.
     
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    Cool story bro... again, show us an instance of drunk CCW holders in a shootout
     
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    I think the few states that allow concealed carry even in bars etc. don't have many more incidents than the states that don't like Florida. Most shooters there usually could care less about following the law.
     
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    Telling people they can’t bring a gun into a stadium full of 100K people isn’t denying them their 2nd Amendment right. They still have every right to own a gun and form a well-regulated militia if they so wish.

    I’m also sick of the “criminals don’t follow laws” cop out. Might as well have no laws at all if criminals are just going to break them anyway! :rolleyes3:
     
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    You are correct. If you had a 2nd Amendment right to bring a gun into a stadium then you wouldn't need a law to allow you to do it.

    It is just like if an NFL team told a player they must stand for the National Anthem. That would not be an infringement of their first amendment rights. It is a matter of labor law. The player still has the right to not stand for the anthem when not representing the team on the sideline. Of course, if the NFL team says it is ok for them not to stand then that it ok too.
     
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    The guy has zero business making this type of statement. He essentially is threatening the two schools, or any other schools in the SEC for that matter, if they follow THE LAW.

    Fk that idiot.
     
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    You realize it takes a law to infringe on your rights? This bill would simply correct the unconstitutional law that's in place. Most of the stadiums are public property. There is absolutely no reason law abiding citizens should not be able to carry in public places....none.
     

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