Water Guns Banned, Handguns Allowed at GOP Convention
In the politically-charged and likely protest-filled streets of Tampa, Fla., during the Republican National Convention in August, water guns will be strictly prohibited. Concealed handguns, on the other hand, will be perfectly legal.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott said this week that banning handguns from downtown Tampa during the convention, as the city's Mayor Bob Buckhorn requested, "would surely violate the Second Amendment."
"It is unclear how disarming law-abiding citizens would better protect them from the dangers and threats posed by those who would flout the law," Scott said in a letter to Buckhorn Tuesday, emphasizing the words "law-abiding." "It is at just such times that the constitutional right of self defense is most precious and must be protected from government overreach."
Buckhorn said today that he was "disappointed" by Scott's decision, but that the city will "plan and train accordingly." (?)
Tampa officials are expecting thousands of protesters to descend on the Florida metropolis for the GOP convention. While no handguns will be allowed inside the convention, which is being protected by the Secret Service, concealed carry license-holders will be able to carry their weapons in the streets surrounding the convention.
They will not, however, be able to have "super soaker" water guns, sticks, poles, portable shields or glass bottles.
Buckhorn said last month that the state law, which prohibits the city from temporarily banning handguns, makes the city "look silly" because officials can prohibit water guns but not real ones, The Associated Press reported.
So, the democrat mayor of Tampa, wanted to ban legally carried handguns from downtown Tampa, in violation of state law. ABC (DNC) runs incendiary piece making it sound as if guns are allowed in the convention. (Actually saying exactly that). Then the idiot mayor tries to draw the parallel between banning the super soakers, etc., that are often used by protesters, (sometimes with caustic chemicals), with those legally carrying a firearm.
What a moron, and typical for ABC to jump in and help.
Despite what your Mama told you, violence does solve problems.
"Now they're thinking about banning toy guns, and they're going to keep the f**king real ones!" - George Carlin
"How do you identify a capitalist? Well, it's someone who reads Rand's Atlas Sharted. And how do you identify someone who knows Rand is FOS? It's someone who actually finished the book!" - Ronald McDonald
Guess what, I don't reply to you because I am on your ignore list.
Don't ask questions. It just encourages him. He's kinda like the old guy on the corner who just goes off on random rants that nobody else understands.
Imagine what he'll be like after he grows up and actually gets that old.....
"In an Obama administration, we’ll lower premiums by up to $2,500 for a typical family per year."
"If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health-care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health-care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.”
"I believe in the Second Amendment. I believe in people’s lawful right to bear arms. I will not take your shotgun away. I will not take your rifle away. I won’t take your handgun away.”
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