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Thanks To Florida Pro-Gun Law, Tampa Can't Stop 2012 RNC Convention Protesters From Packing Heat

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Republican Convention 2012: Armed to the teeth
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The Republican Party's decision to host their presidential nominating convention in Florida this year could have an unexpected consequence -- armed protesters: Hoping to head off violent protesters during the Republican National Convention, Mayor Bob Buckhorn has proposed a litany of items that will be considered security threats during the week-long event. The list runs from air pistols to water pistols and also includes items such as masks, plastic or metal pipe and string more than six inches long. Conspicuously absent from the list of potential weapons: Firearms. That's because state law bans local governments from placing any restrictions on the carrying of guns in public spaces.

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Police can refuse to protect and serve. Police can... by Steven G. Erickson on Monday, Apr 2, 2012 at 5:31:18 PM
Given the numerous acts of citizen-on-citizen vi... by Amanda Lang on Monday, Apr 2, 2012 at 10:24:33 PM
the police are no longer there to"protect and serv... by Anuel Jackson on Tuesday, Apr 3, 2012 at 2:19:38 PM
with its comeuppance. The reason that these ALEC o... by John Sanchez Jr. on Tuesday, Apr 3, 2012 at 7:46:35 AM
My family has been in Florida since 1878 and we lo... by Bill Johnson on Tuesday, Apr 3, 2012 at 3:14:15 PM
"So what is the problem?", was succinctly provided... by John Sanchez Jr. on Tuesday, Apr 3, 2012 at 3:28:18 PM
I never will get it your way. I support our right ... by Bill Johnson on Tuesday, Apr 3, 2012 at 3:45:35 PM
is that Florida's "stand your ground" law is not a... by John Sanchez Jr. on Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012 at 7:33:35 AM
As usual you are welcome to your opinion. We seem ... by Bill Johnson on Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012 at 8:20:31 AM
It is uninformed propaganda and hysterics that cau... by John Sanchez Jr. on Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012 at 9:33:59 AM
You make claims you can not support but try and pa... by Bill Johnson on Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012 at 10:20:14 AM
Pee Wee Herman's "I know you are but what am I?" d... by John Sanchez Jr. on Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012 at 12:47:01 PM
"The issue, in this case, is whether or not the "s... by Bill Johnson on Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012 at 2:57:24 PM
is the sort of castle doctrine law that I referred... by John Sanchez Jr. on Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012 at 3:33:34 PM