Politics More than 20,000 sign petition to allow guns at Republican National Convention

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    Nearly 20,000 people have signed a petition to allow the open carry of firearms at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July.

    The group Americans For Responsible Open Carry started the petition on Change.org on Monday, according to the Akron Beacon-Journal. The petition had a goal of 5,000 signatures and by Wednesday it had reached the goal. As of early Saturday morning, the group had reached just over 18,000 signatures.

    The GOP Republican National Convention is going to be held at the Quicken Loans Arena from July 18-21. The Ohio Republican Party told the Beacon-Journal it wasn’t aware of the petition.

    The Secret Service along with Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, state and federal officials are handling the security at the event. The Secret Service banned guns at the GOP Convention in Florida four years ago.

    “They are coordinating and will be continuously refining security plans leading up to the national convention,” Republican National Convention spokesperson Alee Lockman told the newspaper.

    The group has a list of demands for the convention.

    First, the group wants the arena to suspend its open-carry ban during the convention. The group then wants the NRA has to condemn Ohio’s law banning guns in some public places.

    “Policies of the Quicken Loans Arena do not supersede the rights given to us by our Creator in the U.S. Constitution,” the petition reads.

    Americans For Responsible Open Carry also want presidential contender Ohio Gov. John Kasich to use his executive power to override the so-called gun-free zone loophole in Ohio’s law. RNC Chairman Reince Preibus also must explain how “a venue so unfriendly to Second Amendment rights was chosen for the Republican Convention and have a backup plan to move the site if the group’s demands aren’t met.

    Finally they call for the three other candidates to pressure the GOP to protect the Second Amendment.

    Ohio is an open-carry state, but they are not permitted in the Statehouse and even if concealed, could be banned by businesses and property owners, according to the Beacon-Journal.

    Quicken Loans Arena forbids guns and weapons of any kind from “heavily attended” events.

    The arena said it is following the state’s concealed carry law and the right for private businesses to ban firearms on its property.

    The petition claims that because Cleveland is one of the most dangerous cities in the world, forcing attendees to leave their weapons at home is putting everyone at risk.

    “Without the right to protect themselves, those at the Quicken Loans Arena will be sitting ducks, utterly helpless against evil-doers, criminals or others who wish to threaten the American way of life.”

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    Lets see those paid for pussy Trump protestors start some shit now. :giggle:
     
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    WTF?

    Why didn't I get a chance to sign that thing? I would have signed so fast!
     
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    This sounds like a party!
     
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    this takes place through the week in the downtown area of Cleveland

    ever been in downtown Cleveland during a weeknight/evening?
    there ain't 3 people there
    what the fuck you need a gun for
     
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    Online petitions. :facepalm:
     
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    It's cleveland people! You dont need no stupid petition!!!!


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    Plenty of alcohol too I hope
     
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    Won't happen with Secret Service protection.
     
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    Wild Wild West?
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    One can only hope.

    Why the hell does a person need a gun at a convention?
     
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    To shoot protesters.
     
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    Why shot a protester? They have every right to be there and voice their opinion.
     
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    And firecrackers. Ain't July in the Midwest without firecrackers!
     
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    Or the republican politicians.
     
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