Reply Sat 26 Mar, 2016 11:52 am
guns are protected as a right, booze is tolerated as a privilege
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Reply Mon 28 Mar, 2016 08:38 pm
Mar 28 2016
Secret Service: No Guns Allowed at Republican National Convention
by Anna Merod

The United States Secret Service said Monday that attendees of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July will not be allowed to enter the event if they are carrying a firearm, despite the growing number of signatures on an online petition asking the RNC to permit firearms.

The petition on Change.org has accrued more than 46,000 signatures directed toward the Quicken Loans Arena (where the convention will be held), the RNC and the Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. The petition noted that the Quicken Loans Arena prohibits weapons on its premises, though Ohio is an open-carry state. The arena's ban "is a direct affront to the Second Amendment and puts all attendees at risk," the petition's author wrote.

However, private employers and entities are permitted to ban firearms despite the open-carry law, according to Ohio state law. The Secret Service, in response to interest around the petition, also noted a separate law, Title 18, United States Code Sections 3056 and 1752, that permits the agency to overrule state open-carry laws when it is overseeing a protected site.

"Only authorized law enforcement personnel working in conjunction with the Secret Service for a particular event may carry a firearm inside of the protected site," Secret Service spokesperson Kevin Dye said in an emailed statement. "The Secret Service works closely with our local law enforcement partners in each state to ensure a safe environment for our protectees and the public. Individuals determined to be carrying firearms will not be allowed past a predetermined outer perimeter checkpoint, regardless of whether they possess a ticket to the event."

The GOP convention spokesperson Kirsten Kukowksi said the Republican Party will continue to support the Second Amendment, but will follow the orders of Secret Service first and foremost...

Reply Mon 28 Mar, 2016 09:05 pm
Aww, bunch of wet towels...
Reply Mon 28 Mar, 2016 09:12 pm
can they have guns if they have a tailgate party outside?

< always the optimist Smile >
Reply Tue 29 Mar, 2016 06:46 am
Why do they hate the Constitution?
Reply Tue 29 Mar, 2016 07:33 am
Why do they want to make sure that the future President Donald Trump will fire all those Secret Service agents for not sticking up for the 2nd amendment?

A real President like Trump won't need them anyway. He will be so great that every citizen will want to arm themselves to protect him.
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Reply Tue 29 Mar, 2016 07:37 am
ehBeth wrote:

can they have guns if they have a tailgate party outside?

< always the optimist Smile >

Maybe they can have a 2100 gun salute straight up into the air?
Walter Hinteler
Reply Tue 29 Mar, 2016 09:15 am
The petition on Change.org, which is just over a week old, was actually designed to put Republican politicians on the spot and spark discussion about the issue. The creator of the petition tells Quartz he is a liberal Democrat and gun-safety advocate, and that he wanted politicians agitating for open-carry laws to think about their own personal safety.
Links (as mentioned in the full report, quoted above)
hyperationlist at twitter
Hyperationalist blog
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Joe Nation
Reply Thu 31 Mar, 2016 07:58 pm
Apparently the poopyheads at the Secret Service have said NO GUNS.

Joe(****. could have been something.) Nation
Reply Thu 31 Mar, 2016 08:12 pm
@Joe Nation,
I'm still suggesting a great open carry tailgate party!

go gop go!
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