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Tampa May Seek Gov. Rick Scott’s Help Keeping Guns Away from RNC Protests

Tampa May Seek Gov. Rick Scott's Help Keeping Guns Away from RNC Protests

Tampa May Seek Gov. Rick Scott's Help Keeping Guns Away from RNC Protests

Frustrated by a Florida law that blocks all local regulation of guns, Mayor Bob Buckhorn expects to reach out to Gov. Rick Scott for help keeping concealed firearms away from protests during the Republican National Convention.

The 2011 state law pre-empts the ability of cities and counties to pass any laws regulating firearms or ammunition.

So while Tampa plans to ban a wide range of weapons (clubs, switchblades, Mace) and things that could be used as weapons (chains, glass bottles, water pistols) outside the convention, it cannot prohibit guns carried with a concealed weapons permit.

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  • http://twitter.com/jg_scott John Scott

    While I understand, it isn’t the GOP crowd he needs to be concerned about, nor is it the folks with concealed carry.  He should focus his attention of the liberals that will be out to protest and keeping them under control.  Oh wait, those are usually Dems like Buckhorn.  Besides, Buckhorn has zero evidence that persons with conceal carry pose a threat.  He’s just practicing some overreach courtesy of what happened in Sanford.  I do wish the legislature would grow a pair and pass a law that allows conceal carry on campus (that’d be college campuses, btw), not that lame non-projectile taser law they passed last year.

  • http://twitter.com/jg_scott John Scott

    While I understand, it isn’t the GOP crowd he needs to be concerned about, nor is it the folks with concealed carry.  He should focus his attention of the liberals that will be out to protest and keeping them under control.  Oh wait, those are usually Dems like Buckhorn.  Besides, Buckhorn has zero evidence that persons with conceal carry pose a threat.  He’s just practicing some overreach courtesy of what happened in Sanford.  I do wish the legislature would grow a pair and pass a law that allows conceal carry on campus (that’d be college campuses, btw), not that lame non-projectile taser law they passed last year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-K-Winters/100000836504492 John K. Winters

    Yeah, because a ban on LAWFUL concealed carry weapons will be so affective stopping some whack job who has evil intentions.  All it does is create more potential victims for them.  Jack wagon.

  • Pigtail816

    You have a second amendment right to keep and bear arms except when some Mayor deems it inappropriate? What the hell is that? Sounds like New Orleans and Katrina all over again … Tell the Mayor to shove off and worry about worry more about how many illegals are defrauding his food stamp and welfare programs …

  • Dennis Leavitt

    As it should be!!!!!!!!  It’s been shown time and time again that the police can not protect the public from anarchist who would start trouble at these events! The problem IS NOT the licensed carrier. The licensed carrier has his/her background on file at local P.D. The Anarchist hides in dark with his hood covering his face. IDEA:::: Keep FACE COVERINGS out!!! BACKPACKS OUT!  Use facial recognition software and arrest the bad guys!!!!!!!  Why are you always so quick to scrutinize the LICENSED CONCEALED CARRIERS?????????????????????  

  • http://www.facebook.com/allen.benge Allen Dean Benge

    That is not an unreason able idea.  Law-abiding citizens who carry concealed are n ot as likely to commit crimes as those aremed with weapons of opportunity.  Washington has laws forbidding weapons at music concerts and places like4 fairgrounds, which the state always trumpets as combatting crime.  The next sentence, which is seldom mentioned, states that holders of a concealed pistol license are exempt, and if the site wishes to prohibit guns carried in, they muist provide lockers for the CPL holders.

  • blogengeezer

    Buckhorn as a Liberal Democrat, just wants to keep the ‘predictable’ street riot ‘fair and equal’. He doesn’t want any certified FBI background checked CC holder to interfere, while the frenzied foaming at the mouth Liberal Leftists Democrats, attack the RNC attendees. After all, it is about survival, Survival of the Liberal Leftist voters..

    I noticed that no one in Media this week, uttered a peep. The Media silence was deafening, as…. ‘Bryan Clay’…. a young Black Repeat Offender, known for violent Rapes (15 APR 2012, 50 year old woman dragged from street), Attacked in their own home, the ‘Hispanic’ family in Las Vegas Nev. Beating the father into submission (hospitalized), Raping the 38 year old wife Ignacia Martinez…. and 10 year old daughter Kayla Martinez….. as he Bludgeoned them all to Death. Oh yes, now I understand…no gun involved. Al Sharpton? Rev Jesse Jackson? ‘New’ Black Panthers? President ‘If I had a son he would look like….. Bryan Clay”?