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

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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
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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