Skip to comments.Protester at party conventions could be armed
Posted on 04/27/2012 9:40:51 AM PDT by JohnKinAK
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 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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An armed society is a polite society.
Banning firearms from schools has really made them safer, too.
I am really sure Tampa is concerned about the Occupy crowd carrying guns. What I see is that they would like to see defenseless GOP delegates being attacked by the vermin showing up to protest.
4. Events Occurring In Public Places North Carolina law further makes it unlawful for any person participating in, affiliated with, or present as a spectator at any parade, funeral procession, picket line, or demonstration upon any public place, owned or under the control of the State of North Carolina, or any of its political subdivisions, to willfully or intentionally possess, or have immediate access to any dangerous weapon. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-277.2. Persons exempted from the provisions ofN.C.G.S. § 14-269(b) are not bound by this prohibition. These persons are set forth in Paragraph III. A. of this publication. A concealed handgun permit does not allow a permittee to carry a weapon in these areas. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-415.II(c).
ooops...meant Sacremento BS
Maybe they should bring tar & feathers instead.
:: worry about people toting guns in such a politically-charged environment ::
Hmmm. If it’s that bad, maybe the politicians should just stay away!
Good find but...
:: owned or under the control of the State of North Carolina ::
means a political convention held at a privately owned convention hall would allow firearms. Unless the State of NC owns the convention hall.
It’s nt like just anyone can do this you have to be licensed to do it.Just set up a perimeter around the facility and make them go through scanners to get in.