The NFL’s rules for handling firearms have been updated to include a provision that requires a player to get the weapon in the hands of a person in his or her immediate custody when handling a firearm.
Here’s how the rules work now:A player must be armed when handling any firearm.
This includes a loaded weapon and loaded ammunition.
A player must not use any weapon or ammunition for an act of violence against another person or a law enforcement officer, except for those specifically authorized by law.
If a player is in the immediate custody of a law-enforcement officer, he or she must be accompanied by another person, and the officer must be able to hear the player.
If the officer cannot hear the players immediate response to the weapon being in the player’s hands, the officer is justified in arresting the player and using deadly force.
If an officer has reasonable grounds to believe that a firearm is being carried or transported by a player, the player must surrender the firearm and take a safety or other protective measures.
A player who is not wearing a protective mask must keep his or she face covered when dealing with a firearm and must also wear the same mask while the weapon is being handled.
Players must not fire the firearm while holding the mask or while the player is wearing the mask.
A weapon is not considered loaded or unloaded when it is in a player’s possession.
Players are also required to remove their masks during contact with a weapon.
When a player removes his or their mask, the weapon must not be discharged, the firearm must not remain in the glove compartment or under the player, and it must not leave the player or the area.
If a player has an open holster, he must secure the weapon before removing it.
Players are not required to keep the weapon secured during any contact with the weapon, including a pull or pull-over.