Would you want to play SEC football in front of rowdyfans who are carrying guns?
Starting Sept. 1, a new Arkansas lawwill allow concealed carry holders to bring guns into sporting events, such as Razorback football games.
Arkansas football players are concerned with the idea, according to SECCountry.com.
“Obviously it makes us kind of uncomfortable, but there’s nothing I can do about it," said running back Rawleigh Williams III."I can just pray about it and hope they make the right decision at the end. I hope so (they’ll do the right thing). Those guys gets paid money to do that. I believe that they’ll make the right decision in the end.”
"Guns in the stadium would make probably any player uncomfortable," said defensive lineman Bijhon Jackson. "Ithink they’re still voting on it and everything. Hopefully it turns out in a way that makes us a little, you know, less panicked.”
“I don’t really feel comfortable knowing there are going to be a lot of guns in the stadium, in the same stadium people drink and carry on,” said safety Josh Liddell. “I wouldn’t feel too comfortable with it. Hopefully that won’t be the case.”
"Right now it remains to be seen whether the law comes to pass in its current form. The Arkansas state senate passed an exemption last week that would remove sporting venues from having to allow the firearms, but the Arkansas House has yet to follow up with its approval. SEC commissioner Greg Sankey issued a statement Tuesday wishing for the exemption, as well.
As it stands, today, in 2018 fans in the state of Arkansas would be allowed to bring their firearms into Razorbacks games if he or she had proper clearance."