The Republican National Convention is five weeks away, the nation is reeling from a mass shooting in Colorado, George Zimmerman is awaiting trial for shooting Trayvon Martin, and Governor Rick Scott has declined to issue a citywide waiver of Florida's concealed carry law for the convention.
Legal firearms will be permitted all around the RNC, but not inside. Which, as my friend FogBelter pointed out on twitter, is kind of hypocritical when you think about it. Why aren't law-abiding gun owners allowed to pack heat inside the RNC?
Now that the deadline for an out-of-state concealed carry permit has safely passed, Megan Carpentier of Raw Story describes how easy it would be for someone with ill intent to legally bring a gun to the RNC site.
For the record, I don't think civilians should bring concealed firearms anywhere.