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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-21-12 06:38 PM
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Handguns not banned outside RNC convention in Tampa. Here's the list of what IS banned.
Just about everything else.

Rick Scott will not allow the banning of handguns in Tampa during the convention. But just read the banned list.

Mauricio Rodriguez, assistant city attorney for Tampa, tells Whispers that the word was taken out because of the February death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teen who was wearing a hoodie when he was shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Fla.

"With the recent incident out of Sanford, we reviewed the ordinance," says Rodriguez. "And we decided to remove 'hood' because we didn't want there to be confusion or conflict."

...."But the list of prohibited items remains fairly long. We've included a non-exhaustive list here to show just how serious Tampa is about preventing trouble, and how bizarre some of the prohibited items are. They include:

large-sized wood, metal or plastic; aerosol cans; an air rifle, air pistol, paintball rifle, explosive, blasting cap(s), switchblade, hatchet, ax, slingshot, BB gun, pellet gun, wrist shot, slung shot, blackjack, metal knuckles, nun chucks, mace, iron buckle, ax handle, chain, crowbar, hammer, shovel or any club or bludgeon; inflatable device filled with urine, fecal matter, blood or other bodily fluid; projectile launcher such as water guns, super soakers and water cannons; rope, chain, cable, strapping, wire, string, or line; glass bottles, glass ornaments, light bulbs, or ceramic vessels; padlocks, bicycle locking devices, chain locks; common umbrellas made primarily of fabric or soft vinyl without metal tips; gas masks or other breathing devices; camping gear; coolers and ice chests; fireworks; lasers; non-plastic containers, bottles, cans and thermoses; sticks, large poles; ladders, monopods, bipods, and tripods; masks and other face-covering devices.

What's banned in Tampa for the convention.

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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-21-12 06:52 PM
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1. "The federal government has given $50 million to Tampa to ramp up security for the convention."

I would prefer that my portion of that tax money go toward health care for someone who can't afford it.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-21-12 11:48 PM
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2. So, Tampa loves big government? I thought what made conventions so desirable to cities was that
conventions brought tourist money into the town, including those taxes on hotel rooms and restaurant meals and sales tax on the souvenirs and other things they buy whie in town.

Did not realize our federal tax dollars were helping support these circuses (minus the bread), too.

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