CenturyLink Field, home to the Seattle Seahawks, has banned firearms from the stadium for public safety reasons; but this decision has local law-enforcement officers up in arms.

According to, management at CenturyLink has decided that off-duty officers attending the stadium as fans will no longer be permitted to bring their firearms through the gates.

Local officers expressed anger over the decision, saying that bringing their weapons to the stadium – and anywhere else – is part of protecting and serving the community, even if they are off-duty.