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Florida Gov. Scott Won’t Ban Weapons Outside Political Convention

Florida Gov. Scott Won't Ban Weapons Outside Political Convention

Florida Gov. Scott Won't Ban Weapons Outside Political Convention

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said the City of Tampa was overreaching in its request for a firearms ban during the convention in all of downtown.

“You are now requesting that citizens be disarmed in all of downtown Tampa, including in areas across the river, and distant, from the convention center and Secret Service safe zone,” Scott wrote in his denial.  He went on to say ”it is unclear how disarming law-abiding citizens would better protect them from the dangers and threats posed by those who would flout the law. It is at just such times that the constitutional right to self-defense is most precious and must be protected from government overreach.”

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H5RMP2XLUR2TSIKYN3SN26NDHI Cobra

    Good for him!   It must have been difficult given the atmosphere of the Zimmerman case and the pressure being put on him, but the Governor held his ground and made the right decision.

  • pastorT

    I’d say the Governor “manned up!”  What he said was spot on and constitutionally correct!
    Thank you Governor for putting the freedom hating anti-gunners in their place!!!!!!