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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:36 AM

Protesters at US party conventions could pack heat

http://www.pressherald.com/news/Protesters-at-US-political-conventions-could-be-armed-.html

TAMPA, Fla. The thousands of protesters expected at the Democratic and Republican national conventions can come armed with a lot more than signs and slogans: State law in Florida and North Carolina allows concealed weapons, including guns.

In Tampa, where the Republicans will hold their festivities this fall, officials are starting to worry about people toting guns in such a politically charged environment. The City Council voted Thursday to ask Republican Gov. Rick Scott to help them temporarily ban concealed weapons. Charlotte officials have yet to publically voice concern, but with both cities trying to balance public safety with First and Second Amendment rights, it's likely the host city for the Democratic convention will also have to address the issue.

The Tampa City Council wants Scott to issue an executive order, preventing people with concealed weapons permits from carrying guns.

"We believe it is necessary and prudent to take this reasonable step to prevent a potential tragedy," council member Lisa Montelione said in a draft letter to Scott.

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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:39 AM

1. squirt guns or pieces of string longer than six inches: a threat. real guns: not a threat.

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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:45 AM

2. Yes!

 

It's the NRA hard at work, protecting your right to intimidate and murder people you hate!.

OOPS! I meant to say, defend their re-definition of the 2nd Amendment!

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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:54 AM

4. Real men don't have a need for a weapon on them

I'm a mans man and I don't fuck with guns and if someone pulls one on me he or she had better have their titanium teeth in 'cause I'm going to feed it to them, barrel first.
Thats my story and I'm sticking to it.

Been there and done that

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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:58 AM

5. Pass the law? Deal with the consequences.

Idiots.

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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:46 AM

6. Someone's watched too many Westerns...

 

...every disagreement is supposed to end with someone being thrown through a wall, chairs busted over heads, a whole row of liquor bottles shot down over the bar, and six-guns blazing everywhere.

And, of course, everything comes out peachy-keen in the end, and the next scene just picks right up with our heroes somewhere else altogether...

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