Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Armed In Tampa

The Republican Convention in Tampa later this summer is sure to be a fun time despite the fact that you won’t be allowed to bring certain dangerous weapons to the festivities.

Hoping to head off violent protesters during the Republican National Convention, Mayor Bob Buckhorn has proposed a litany of items that will be considered security threats during the week-long event.

The list runs from air pistols to water pistols and also includes items such as masks, plastic or metal pipe and string more than six inches long.

Conspicuously absent from the list of potential weapons: Firearms.

That’s because state law bans local governments from placing any restrictions on the carrying of guns in public spaces.

Super Soakers out; Glock 9mm pistols in.

But hey, given Florida’s recent history with gun laws, what could possibly go wrong?