No guns allowed? No national anthem from me, singer tells Reno baseball team

No guns allowed? No national anthem from me, singer tells Reno baseball team

The 2016 graduate told the Reno Aces — a minor league baseball team — that she would not sing the "Star-Spangled Banner" because of the stadium’s no firearms policy and new metal-detector screening process. Wolcott, who described herself as a longtime Aces fan and an "avid baseball lover," said at first she welcomed the invitation to sing at Greater Nevada Field in Reno. Then, as she and her husband were arriving on Saturday to see the Aces play the Grizzlies, they saw security checks at the entrances that included metal-detector hand wands. Addressing the stadium management, she continued: "The goal is to keep your guests safe, as it is very clear you are searching for weapons. But, by taking away their right self-protection, all you have done is made them more vulnerable to attack. You have fallen prey to the absurd idea that American citizens need only trust their […]

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