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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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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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Amanda Lang was a wonderful member of the Opednews team, and the first volunteer editor, for a good number of years being a senior editor. She passed away summer 2014.

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