The Tampa City Council wants Gov. Rick Scott to temporarily ban concealed weapons for the Republican National Convention. Is the City Council worried about masses of armed-and-dangerous women’s rights protesters? Or is the Tampa City Council worried about armed delegates “Standing Their Ground?”
I don’t understand why this is necessary, the NRA tells us, over and over again, that concealed weapon permit holders are law-abiding citizens and criminals will just ignore gun bans… This is from a recent Tampa Bay Times report:
Rep. Dennis Baxley, the Ocala Republican famous as the House sponsor of the 2005 “stand your ground” law, vigorously supports concealed weapons and says the overwhelming majority of permit holders are careful, law-abiding citizens.
I’m very interested in learning what NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer has to say about this issue.
- Tampa City Council votes to ask Gov. Rick Scott to let them ban concealed weapons outside of RNC (tampabay.com)
- Concealed Weapons Laws Permit Guns In Republican, Democratic Conventions’ Protest Zones (mediaite.com)
- Protester at party conventions could be armed (miamiherald.com)
- No protest; no guns: Tampa, Florida asks, ‘How much of the Bill of Rights can we get rid of?’ (rt.com)