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Wed May 2, 2012, 05:14 PM

Water Guns Banned, Handguns Allowed at GOP Convention

Source: ABC News

Snip < In the politically-charged and likely protest-filled streets of Tampa, Fla., during the Republican National Convention in August, water guns will be strictly prohibited. Concealed handguns, on the other hand, will be perfectly legal.


Snip < Tampa officials are expecting thousands of protesters to descend on the Florida metropolis for the GOP convention. While no handguns will be allowed inside the convention, which is being protected by the Secret Service, concealed carry license-holders will be able to carry their weapons in the streets surrounding the convention.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/water-guns-banned-handguns-allowed-gop-convention-202223900--abc-news-politics.html



Let the chaos continue.

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sarcasmo May 2012 OP
freshwest May 2012 #1
Roland99 May 2012 #42
sakabatou May 2012 #2
Evasporque May 2012 #36
applegrove May 2012 #3
Kolesar May 2012 #6
AlbertCat May 2012 #4
sarcasmo May 2012 #5
Gman May 2012 #15
goclark May 2012 #29
Spoonman May 2012 #38
sarcasmo May 2012 #39
Spoonman May 2012 #41
Sherman A1 May 2012 #11
AlbertCat May 2012 #24
TygrBright May 2012 #7
truthisfreedom May 2012 #8
valerief May 2012 #32
Godot51 May 2012 #9
Iliyah May 2012 #10
Alcibiades May 2012 #19
lib2DaBone May 2012 #12
thelordofhell May 2012 #13
longship May 2012 #14
kentauros May 2012 #23
NYC Liberal May 2012 #16
barbtries May 2012 #17
goclark May 2012 #21
sarcasmo May 2012 #25
n2doc May 2012 #18
Skittles May 2012 #20
TheCowsCameHome May 2012 #22
beac May 2012 #26
ManiacJoe May 2012 #27
Thor_MN May 2012 #35
goclark May 2012 #28
sarcasmo May 2012 #34
Fuddnik May 2012 #30
LeftyMom May 2012 #31
ThoughtCriminal May 2012 #33
Evasporque May 2012 #37
Javaman May 2012 #40
SalviaBlue May 2012 #43
DFW May 2012 #44
gratuitous May 2012 #45
jmowreader May 2012 #46
Jamaal510 May 2012 #47
FLSurfer May 2012 #48
The Wizard May 2012 #49

Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 05:19 PM

1. Lock' em up for a week like the dome in NOLA and see how many make it out! Muahaha!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #1)

Thu May 3, 2012, 12:34 PM

42. ooooo....great idea!!

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 05:20 PM

2. O.o

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #2)

Thu May 3, 2012, 09:37 AM

36. YCMTSU....nt

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 05:23 PM

3. But when poor people get together and try to ban guns in their neighbourhood the NRA goes crazy.

Why isn't the NRA going ape**** here?

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Response to applegrove (Reply #3)

Wed May 2, 2012, 05:29 PM

6. Well said ... eom

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 05:25 PM

4. Water Guns Banned, Handguns Allowed at GOP Convention

This sums up the GOP's ideas perfectly.





Besides, they dissolve if they get wet.

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #4)

Wed May 2, 2012, 05:25 PM

5. Vegas should have an over under on the # of shootings.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #5)

Wed May 2, 2012, 05:59 PM

15. I seriously, no sarcasm intended, expect at least one shooting by a convention goer

on the basis of SYG. With all the protesters the scenario likely will exist.

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Response to Gman (Reply #15)

Wed May 2, 2012, 08:18 PM

29. Maybe they are planning to be the Lone Rangers

of the World.

Bet they are planning to make sure that if the 99% dare to come near them,, they will be ready to take them on.


This is not going to be pretty folks.

Isn't there some law about not carrying weapons in a public place or did I miss something?

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #5)

Thu May 3, 2012, 10:15 AM

38. I'll take that bet

 

I'll put up $100 at 2:1 odds that not one shooting occurs.

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Response to Spoonman (Reply #38)

Thu May 3, 2012, 10:59 AM

39. Can it be with in x feet of convention.

I don't think one will happen inside, but I wouldn't be surprised if one happens just outside the convention.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #39)

Thu May 3, 2012, 11:48 AM

41. I'll cover any felony criminal act involving a firearm committed

 

by a CC licensed/permitted person within a one mile radius of the convention.

Criminal act - brandishing, assault DW, unlawful discharge, murder.


Word of caution about gambling:

Las Vegas casinos make money because the odds are in their favor, do some research on the # crimes committed by CC permit holders before you make the bet.

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #4)

Wed May 2, 2012, 05:44 PM

11. I must disagree

I believe they are "all wet" already.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #11)

Wed May 2, 2012, 07:38 PM

24. I believe they are "all wet" already.

Well, they're dissolving before our very eyes, aren't they?

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 05:31 PM

7. Well, DUH! Bullets pass right through them. Water, on the other hand.... they melt, howling...

...."aaauuugh, nooooo!! I'm melting.... melting.... who would have thought a little lib like you could destroy my beautiful evil...."

Makes perfect sense.

logically,
Bright

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 05:33 PM

8. There's absolutely no limits to the insanity of the GOP.

It's stranger than fiction.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #8)

Wed May 2, 2012, 10:27 PM

32. I concur. nt

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 05:40 PM

9. 2nd amendment

I suppose the convention-goers need a well regulated militia to protect them from the socialists, brown, black and just generally non-American people of Florida and their waterguns.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 05:41 PM

10. OR you can put poison or some form

acid into a water gun and spray them? Hell I dunno the logic, it nuts, the goppers have completely gone insane.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #10)

Wed May 2, 2012, 06:50 PM

19. No

It's not based on logic. Waterguns are not more dangerous than bullets.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 05:52 PM

12. Better yet... hand out boxes of ammo ( for free) at the door...

 

And dont come out until every bullet is used up...

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 05:53 PM

13. Queen----Stone Cold Crazy

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 05:57 PM

14. Okay. Nobody said anything about cream pies.

Lock and load folks.

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Response to longship (Reply #14)

Wed May 2, 2012, 07:10 PM

23. That's not a bad idea :)

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Creampuff grenades!
"I declare! It's full of eclairs!"

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 06:07 PM

16. "Now they're thinking about banning toy guns, and they're going to keep the fucking real ones!"

-George Carlin, 24 years ago

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 06:42 PM

17. crazy.

i hope no one gets hurt.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #17)

Wed May 2, 2012, 06:57 PM

21. They are like an old cowboy movie


Gunfight at the "Rethug Meet Up".


What fools!
What a horrible example to give to the children and clear thinking adults of AMERICA!

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

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Response to goclark (Reply #21)

Wed May 2, 2012, 07:55 PM

25. All they need is the really bad spaghetti western music.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 06:48 PM

18. Given what I have seen of some of Ron Paul's supporters

If I were Romney I would be very worried.

And Santorum's supporters aren't much better.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 06:51 PM

20. paranoid gun nut logic

never use a water gun when a REAL one will suffice!!!

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 06:57 PM

22. As long as they're right wingers, who cares?

What's to lose?

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 07:56 PM

26. Too late, GOP!

Your candidate's already "all wet"!

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 08:05 PM

27. The security problem with water guns is

that you can put liquids other than water in them.

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #27)

Thu May 3, 2012, 09:20 AM

35. Very true. The main advantage of real guns is that they only will shoot bullets.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 08:15 PM

28. Romney's Wild Wild WEST Show


Are they going to wear cowboy hats and all that stuff?

Can you just imagine the Democrats saying they would allow GUNS in their convention?!?!?!

Rethugs would go B--S--- Crazy!

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Response to goclark (Reply #28)

Thu May 3, 2012, 09:05 AM

34. You know they will, every Republican convention has cowboy hats.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 09:16 PM

30. But, some sanity finally prevails!!!!!

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/once-bound-to-be-banned-short-pieces-of-string-will-be-allowed-outside-rnc/1227324


Pieces of string longer than 6 inches were banned. But after national and local ridicule, it's been lengthened to 6 feet!!!!!

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Response to Fuddnik (Reply #30)

Wed May 2, 2012, 10:12 PM

31. "What are you in for?" "Car theft. You?" "Felony shoelaces."

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 10:53 PM

33. I'mmm MELTING!

Melting! Oh what a world! What a World!

There's a reason squirt guns weren't allowed at the Wicked Witches castle.

(edit: oops, sorry for the dup Bright - you first)

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 09:39 AM

37. water cannons on protesters is allowed....nt

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 11:12 AM

40. It's for their own safety! if they get hit with water, this happens!

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 12:40 PM

43. What could possibly go wrong.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 01:20 PM

44. There is something to fear here

All the Jewish delegates could substitute chicken soup for the water, and thus burn holes in all those patriotic Christian delegates.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 01:20 PM

45. Message: If you're gonna shoot someone, make 'em bleed

I am hopeful no one gets shot, but I can't say I'm optimistic someone won't catch a bullet.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 01:53 AM

46. I don't expect any gun-related violence at the GOP convention

I do, however, expect to see a line of Republican douchebags strapped with huge guns completely surrounding the Tampa convention center, keeping the lib'ruls and traitors and commie socialists and Obama lovers away from all the peaceful, patriotic Americans inside.

And it'll work too--any self respecting lib'rul traitor commie socialist Obama lover who lives in Tampa will rent his house to a Repuke for $5000 the week of the convention and go on vacation.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 02:51 AM

47. Where is the outrage from the NRA over this?

As a water gun owner, I am deeply appalled by this ban! This is utter discrimination against water guns!

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 08:37 AM

48. Maybe water guns are banned BECAUSE bullet guns

are not.
I'd imagine it wouldn't be a good idea to pull out a realistic looking water pistol and point it at someone, in the atmosphere of a repug convention.

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Response to sarcasmo (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2012, 08:42 AM

49. Yet more evidence

that Republicans shouldn't be allowed to drive cars.
"It's terrible to have a wasted mind."
(Quayle)

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