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OK to Pack Heat, not Water, at the Republican 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.

Rest of Article
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/water-guns-banned-handguns-allowed-at-gop-convention/

Request to Suspend Gun Laws from Democratic Tampa Mayor to Republican Governor
http://www2.tbo.com/mgmedia/file/249/buckhorn-letter-gov-scott-rnc-zone-guns/

Governor's Reply
http://www.scribd.com/doc/92226110/Guns-at-Rnc-Convention




Added: May-4-2012 Occurred On: May-3-2012
By: joe prole
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Tags: Republican Convention, Conceal carry, Squirt guns
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  • Can't wait to see the numbers of dead OWS democrap shit.

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  • Correct judgement, LAW-BIDING citizens. So called "gun-control" measures do nothing but punish those who abide by the law. Criminals don't, therefore you're taking away a man's right to self preservation as well as trying to turning those who believe in freedom and the 2nd amendment into felons.

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  • Some right-wing nutjob might go JT Ready on them

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  • the arms industry p3wns america again...

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    • @kingofthebox The Brits found out many years ago that a free country that has the right to bear arms is a very strong country. We love our guns and it makes us stronger.

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    • @dthillsr What makes you a strong country is your ruthlessness at appropriating natural resources for your own gain. Which is hard not to admire and be disgusted by at the same time...

      We have "the right to bear arms" in the UK too its just that we're not obsessed with buying, selling and talking about guns all the time. Thats why we're not killing each other in quite the same numbers as you tools

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    • @Alpha1 Not true its just not as easy to get guns here...(which means we're a lot safer).

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