18M_RWR wrote:I was listening to Corby show on AM610 yesterday and a guy called in to the show to say he has a CHL and is allowed to conceal carry while he attends events at Quicken Loans arena. According to this guy on the bottom of the signs prohibiting firearms and other weapons it says unless have permission or something (I don't remember his exact words). He said all he had to do was send them a letter with his reason why he needs to be armed. His reason was he has a valid CHL and rather than locking his firearm in his car parked in Quicken Loan parking where it can be stolen by someone in the neighborhood; he felt keeping it on his person was safer and allows him to protect himself when leaving the arena. They granted him permission and he has to enter the arena at a specific door but is allowed to carry concealed.
I'm calling shenanigans on that. He is correct about the wording on the signs. But I can also say that the NBA ratcheted down the arena security guidelines a few years ago. NBA arenas must screen fans (though the Q has for at least 10 years) and the only persons allowed to carry are credentialed law enforcement from approved agencies. Arenas have the option to allow off duty carry but they have to implement certain procedures to do so. Always using a specific entrance is not one of those, nor would that make sense given what the check in and validation procedures are.
There's a lot more that I can't share for obvious reasons, but knowing what I know that guy's story is highly unlikely.