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Off-duty NYPD cops told they couldn’t be armed if seeing Pope Francis

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If any officer plans to go to a Papal event in New York they won’t be packing heat.

An NYPD internal message warned all officers that if they were off duty they were to leave their guns at home or they wouldn’t be allowed to attend.

Spectators hoping for a glimpse of Pope Francis crowd the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, before the official state arrival ceremony where President Barack Obama will welcome the pope. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Spectators hoping for a glimpse of Pope Francis crowd the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, before the official state arrival ceremony where President Barack Obama will welcome the pope. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

According to the NY Daily News the memo read, “All members of the service who plan to attend a papal event while off-duty are hereby advised that firearms will not be permitted,” the message states. “Any member with a firearm will be excluded from the event.”

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