Issue over concealed handguns crops up at RNC

Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson likes to be prepared. So…

Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson likes to be prepared.

So when he headed to Florida to attend this week’s Republican National Convention, he had his concealed handgun with him, as he usually does.

But the issue of allowing guns in downtown Tampa near the convention site sparked a debate of its own.

Tampa’s mayor had asked that guns be banned downtown during the convention, but Florida Gov. Rick Scott rejected the request.

Read more at The Kansas City Star

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  • Good Wolf Jay (in FL)

    How dare you (Mr. Mayor) ask that we (armed & responsible citizens) lay down our arms when you have a security detail around your butt. I just love Texas!

  • Danny

    I agree—->Maybe if everyone had a gun, no one would dare try anything bad.Better to have it and not use it, than needing it to defend yourself and not having it.

  • Ron

    Maybe if everyone had a gun, no one would dare try anything bad.

  • Gregory

    It seems there is no issue or story here, the Governor rejected the request.