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Florida Gov. Scott: No downtown gun ban for GOP convention


Florida Gov. Rick Scott has rejected a request from the Tampa mayor to prohibit the carrying of guns in downtown during the Republican National Convention this summer because it would infringe upon "sacred constitutional traditions," according to a letter released. Concerned about the politically charged atmosphere on the streets outside the convention hall, Mayor Bob Buckhorn wrote to Scott asking for an executive order that would temporarily override state laws allowing people with concealed weapons permits to transport firearms downtown. more

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