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Thread: Tampa Mayor Buckhorn seeks Gov. Rick Scott's help keeping guns away from RNC protests

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    Tampa Mayor Buckhorn seeks Gov. Rick Scott's help keeping guns away from RNC protests

    http://www.tampabay.com/news/politic...s-away/1225987

    Quote Originally Posted by R. Danielson
    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.

    Buckhorn anticipates sending Scott a letter soon asking the state to explore a way to suspend the law temporarily during the Aug. 2730 convention. He hopes that would create a way to ban concealed weapons inside the city's proposed "Clean Zone," which covers downtown and surrounding areas.

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    The long game is obvious here. Once Tampa has the right to ban concealed carry inside the "clean zone" (note the conflation of guns with "unclean") on a certain date, keeping them from getting the right to ban concealed carry throughout the whole city, or on any date they want, becomes a lot harder. Keeping Palm Beach County from getting what Tampa has would be a lot harder too. Once you've conceded a little bit, you'll end up being forced to concede a lot.
    Last edited by randian; 04-20-2012 at 06:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randian View Post
    The long game is obvious here. Once Tampa has the right to ban concealed carry inside the "clean zone" (note the conflation of guns with "unclean") on a certain date, keeping them from getting the right to ban concealed carry throughout the whole city, or on any date they want, becomes a lot harder. Keeping Palm Beach County from getting what Tampa has would be a lot harder too. Once you've conceded a little bit, you'll end up being forced to concede a lot.
    This sounds strangely like the way "Free Speech Zones" have become "No Speech Zones". Oh, it is just for everyones safety.
    "Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the people's liberty teeth (and) keystone... the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable... more than 99% of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference .When firearms go, all goes, we need them every hour." -- George Washington

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