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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-27-12 05:44 AM
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Protester{s} at party conventions could be armed (I'm sure they meant plural.)
Apr 27, 3:51 AM EDT

Protester at party conventions could be armed

By TAMARA LUSH and MITCH WEISS
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- 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 RNC will hold its 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.

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Charlotte officials also believe they are hamstrung.

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Mitch Weiss contributed from Charlotte, N.C.


Much more at

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_POLITICAL_CON...


Those who live by the sword may have to cope with guns at their convention, just as many of us have to cope with them in our crowded cities, all to further enrich gun and ammo manufacturers and the NRA.

Of course, the hypocrites do want special rules for when they congregrate, but what about the rest of us?


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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-27-12 07:44 PM
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1. YEP...in both states...you can carry Weapons. It should be interesting...to say the least.
:rofl: for BOTH CONVENTIONS in the SITES THEY CHOSE.

HEY...WHATEVER!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-27-12 10:39 PM
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2. Apparently, both states are trying to exempt the conventions.
We peons can be at risk, but not politicians.

:wtf:
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tnlefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-29-12 08:12 PM
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3. They don't care about the rest of us...
but they shouldn't be such cowards...if they want everyone armed anytime anywhere...then just deal with it like the rest of have to. Chickenshits.
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