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Old 05-03-2012, 11:31 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Common sense from a high elected official? Now that's news.

Yes, Martha, fewer people get shot when the good guys are allowed to have guns too... even though most of them don't bother carrying even then.

Nice to see the country dragging itself - however slowly - back toward Constitutional compliance.

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Florida governor rejects gun ban for Republican convention - Yahoo! News Canada (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/florida-governor-rejects-gun-ban-republican-convention-200730814.html - broken link)

Florida governor rejects gun ban for Republican convention
By Michael Peltier | Reuters – 20 hours ago....

Tallahassee, Florida (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott has shot down a request by Tampa's mayor to allow local authorities to ban guns from the city's downtown during the Republican National Convention in August.

Citing Second Amendment protections in the U.S. Constitution, Scott told Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn that conventions and guns have co-existed since the nation's birth and would continue to do so during the four-day event beginning August 27.

"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," the Republican governor said in a letter on Tuesday.


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Old 05-03-2012, 11:35 AM
 
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Hopefully this is an indication the pacifists wimps and elitists are loosing ground
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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An outbreak of common sense...how unusual in an elected official.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:51 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Don't worry, there are still a lot of liberal Democrats who believe that restricting law-abiding peoples' guns makes us safer.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I have the feeling Romney will carry Florida.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:52 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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From the article in the OP:

"One noticeable item missing from the city's temporary ordinance is firearms," (Tampa's Democrat Mayor Bob) Buckhorn wrote.
Could that be because one item included in the 2nd amendment's list of things government isn't allowed to restrict, is firearms, Bob?

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"As governor, you have the duty to meet dangers presented by events such as the RNC where there is a threat of substantial injury and harm to Florida residents and visitors to the state," Buckhorn wrote.
There you go. A living example of a leftist loon who actually believes that restricting law-abiding people's right to carry their own guns, somehow will reduce criminals' tendency to commit crimes, threaten and assault people etc.

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Old 05-03-2012, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Texas
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But water guns/pistols ARE strictly verboten!

Water Guns Banned, Handguns Allowed at GOP Convention - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/water-guns-banned-handguns-allowed-gop-convention-202223900--abc-news-politics.html - broken link)

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In the politically-charged and likely protest-filled streets of Tampa, Fla., during the Republican National Convention in August, water guns will be strictly prohibited. Concealed handguns, on the other hand, will be perfectly legal.
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