Comments on: Florida, standing its ground, will allow guns at the Republican convention http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2012/05/07/florida-standing-its-ground-will-allow-guns-at-the-republican-convention/ Tue, 31 Mar 2015 01:18:20 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: GAPETERSON1958 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2012/05/07/florida-standing-its-ground-will-allow-guns-at-the-republican-convention/#comment-2577 Thu, 31 May 2012 13:31:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=507#comment-2577 it’s becoming a lot like Arizona or a little Mexico…

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By: GAPETERSON1958 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2012/05/07/florida-standing-its-ground-will-allow-guns-at-the-republican-convention/#comment-2576 Thu, 31 May 2012 13:28:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=507#comment-2576 I guess Florida is a good place to avoid, these days…see how that plays out in tourist dollars….

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By: lhathaway http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2012/05/07/florida-standing-its-ground-will-allow-guns-at-the-republican-convention/#comment-2553 Wed, 09 May 2012 14:33:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=507#comment-2553 If you can take a concealed weapon into a convention, why not into a baseball game? Why not into a concert, or for that matter, onto a plane? Gun owners have rights, don’t they. I say it’s time for the peace-loving Democrats to embrace the gun revolution. Let’s all get one and then there will be no debate. We already have the right to bear arms, now we’re heading towards the right to kill someone if we feel threatened. This is democracy at its best. Everyone wears a gun and whoever succeeds in shooting anyone who threatens them wins.

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By: LarryArnold http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2012/05/07/florida-standing-its-ground-will-allow-guns-at-the-republican-convention/#comment-2552 Wed, 09 May 2012 02:16:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=507#comment-2552 1. Security for the convention and its immediate surroundings will be the responsibility of the U.S. Secret Service. They will screen everyone entering to deter the illegal possession of firearms, and will be on hand as an armed presence to counter any violence. Legal concealed carry will not be permitted.
2. What Mayor Buckhorn asked was that legal concealed carry be prohibited in an area of several square MILES around the convention. Note that the mayor would have made no effort to screen people entering this zone to prevent illegal carry of firearms. Over most of the area he also makes no provision for additional patrols of armed officers to counter illegal violence. His proposal would ONLY have disarmed licensed persons who have been through background checks, and who overwhelmingly don’t cause problems.
In other words he was setting up exactly the kind of “gun-free” zone where active killers have been unhindered while committing mass murders, both in the U.S. and in Europe.
3. It will be interesting to see what happens when the mayor’s “no sticks” rule runs into someone who lives or works in the area, and who needs a cane to safely walk down the street.

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By: Jarhead1982 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2012/05/07/florida-standing-its-ground-will-allow-guns-at-the-republican-convention/#comment-2551 Wed, 09 May 2012 01:51:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=507#comment-2551 Failure to post any of the responses to the anti gun zealots just reafirms your censorship of free speach and refusal to acknowledge facts these anti gun extremists cant refute.

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By: Jarhead1982 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2012/05/07/florida-standing-its-ground-will-allow-guns-at-the-republican-convention/#comment-2550 Wed, 09 May 2012 01:49:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=507#comment-2550 The anti gun zealots suffer from the fallacy of all the lies the gun control crowd uses in support of their unsubstantiated fears of the law abiding.

They demand everyone else be perfect, but not them.

Based on their beliefs, all priests should be jailed as one priest committed pedophilia, all are pedophiles.

Based on their beliefs, since one police officer (well actually many) committed murder, rape, aasault, drug dealing etc, etc all police should be banned from having a firearm.

The 800k police are 11 times more likely to shoot the wrong person than the 80 mil law abiding gun owners or the 8 mil cpl licensee’s from that group.

Otherwise these fear mongering antis would be able to present more collateral shootings than there are documented successful and justifiable self defense incidents.

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By: 02psd4me http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2012/05/07/florida-standing-its-ground-will-allow-guns-at-the-republican-convention/#comment-2549 Tue, 08 May 2012 23:48:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=507#comment-2549 I do not think many of you realize, that guns are not being allowed in the convention, the Secret Service controls all aspects of the security for the convention and will be banning all weapons in and for a ways around the building.

The mayor in Tampa wanted to ban guns in the city of Tampa, not just the convention site during the convention. This is why the Governor said no.

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By: StogieC http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2012/05/07/florida-standing-its-ground-will-allow-guns-at-the-republican-convention/#comment-2548 Tue, 08 May 2012 21:11:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=507#comment-2548 “justifiable homicide” That means justifiable self-defense against a life threatening criminal assault…

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By: steve778936 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2012/05/07/florida-standing-its-ground-will-allow-guns-at-the-republican-convention/#comment-2547 Tue, 08 May 2012 20:29:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=507#comment-2547 The gun lobby suffers from the fallacy of ‘belief’. They believe that anything in the Constitution is sacred, despite the fact it has been amended many times. They believe that licensed gun-carriers will always shoot the right person. And they believe that no matter what happens (i.e. who shoots whom under whatever circumstances), they cannot be wrong.

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By: TEEBONE http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2012/05/07/florida-standing-its-ground-will-allow-guns-at-the-republican-convention/#comment-2546 Tue, 08 May 2012 18:11:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=507#comment-2546 Mr. DeBusmann – The governor (and the mayor, and everyone else) must follow the law. Florida law not only does not authorize any power to set aside, temporarily or otherwise, the laws governing firearms in the state. As a matter of fact, the state and its subdivisions are specifically prohibited by law to suspend the lawful carrying of arms even in a declared emergency.

You fools criticize the governor (and the state by extension) for not indulging Mayor Buckhorn’s illegal request, smug in your total ignorance of these facts.

It would behoove you to know what you’re talking about before opening your mouth.

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