I found this article via the Brady Campaign. They aren’t known for being big thinkers, but man there are limits for even rank stupidity. This article is entitled “When Are Light Bulbs More Dangerous Than Guns?” Ok you have my curiosity, when?
Gunwise, the Republican National Convention in Tampa presents the party with some knotty issues. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has designated the August convention a “National Special Security Event.” Guns will be prohibited inside the convention hall and in a safety perimeter around it….Mayor Bob Buckhorn has banned a number of items during convention week. They include: metal knuckles, mace, paintball rifles, hard plastic that is more than ¾ inch thick, wood that is more than ¼ inch thick and aerosol cans. In the area around the convention defined as the “event zone,” glass bottles, light bulbs and locks that are not attached to a bicycle will be forbidden. As will pieces of rope more than 6 inches long as well as sticks, poles or water guns.
All of these items are banned on the presumption that they might cause harm. Guns don’t make the list.
Guns don’t make the list because banning guns is specifically illegal in Florida. But are we really looking at it the right way? The anti-rights goons are bitching about guns being allowed…but they aren’t noting the sheer stupidity that Mayor Buckhorn is banning light bulbs, bike locks, pieces or rope and squirt guns!
Mayor Buckhorn is obviously a Nanny-State Moron, but because he’s anti-gun, the Brady Campaign and their mentally deficient compatriots are singing his praise.
BTW, there will be people carrying guns in the Convention…as well as lots of rope, light bulbs, and master locks, and pieces of plastic will get past the security checkpoints, and the WORST thing that will happen will be Mitt Romney getting the Republican Nomination.
The reason why this OTHER STUFF is banned is because Mayor Buckhorn CAN ban them!
Remember, anti-freedom, not anti-gun!