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Protesters at US party conventions could be armed (Freeloaders with guns?)
Yahoo ^ | 4/27/12 | MITCH WEISS, TAMARA LUSH

Posted on 04/27/2012 2:56:21 AM PDT by Libloather

Protesters at US party conventions could be armed
By MITCH WEISS and TAMARA LUSH | Associated Press – 44 mins ago

TAMPA, Florida (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 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.

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Tens of thousands of delegates, journalists and political junkies will stream into the mid-sized cities for the multi-day conventions. Republicans hold their event at the Tampa Bay Times Arena Aug. 27-30. The Democrats' party is a week later at the Time Warner Cable Arena. Inside the arenas, the Secret Service has banned civilians from carrying guns.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: armed; banglist; convention; conventions; freeloaders; party; protest; protesters
They may even bring a pack of smokes. The HORROR!
1 posted on 04/27/2012 2:56:35 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

That cuts both ways, doesn’t it? Couldn’t the delegates and convention security be armed?


2 posted on 04/27/2012 2:58:37 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Libloather
We believe it is necessary and prudent to take this reasonable step to prevent a potential tragedy,"

Then they ought to have someone at the door issuing guns to those who don't have one because "gun free" zones are where the bad guys hit!

3 posted on 04/27/2012 3:15:47 AM PDT by TexasRedeye
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To: TexasRedeye
Very good point.

Now, what's this about a guy not at all popular with the people stealing the primaries?

Seems to me that if that's true he's probably going to try to back up his illegitimate claims with armed lackeys.

All the more reason for Conservatives to pack heat ~ lots of it too.

4 posted on 04/27/2012 3:20:49 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Libloather

The libs in Tampa are just looking for any excuse.


5 posted on 04/27/2012 3:31:14 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

THAT would get interesting!


6 posted on 04/27/2012 3:31:14 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: Libloather

The DIFFERENCE, in most cases, is that the Republican base are LEGAL gun toters, whereas the Dem’s base are either convicted Felons (who can’t carry), or the great un-washed who don’t believe Law applies to them, OR, the inner-city tribal parasites who get their guns from Da Hood, on the street, with no permits or Registration. (VERY few Republican gun owners shoot with the gun magazine or trigger parallel to the ground, either).


7 posted on 04/27/2012 3:54:14 AM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Libloather

The City Council voted Thursday to ask Republican Gov. Rick Scott to help them temporarily ban concealed weapons>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

It won’t matter. They can ban guns all they want, conservatives will STILL conceal carry. Such a ban would be unenforceable.


8 posted on 04/27/2012 4:16:39 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: traditional1
The DIFFERENCE, in most cases, is that the Republican base are LEGAL gun toters, whereas the Dem’s base are either convicted Felons (who can’t carry), or the great un-washed who don’t believe Law applies to them, OR, the inner-city tribal parasites who get their guns from Da Hood, on the street, with no permits or Registration.

Perhaps the real worry here is some sort of Democrat power struggle between the Dixie Mafia crowd (Hillary, et al) and the Chicago Gang. I'd pay to see the surveillance video of that gunfight.

9 posted on 04/27/2012 7:16:35 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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