WFSU News Team
Fri May 4, 2012
Scott Shoots Down RNC Gun Ban Request
Florida Governor Rick Scott rejected a request from the Mayor of Tampa to let the city restrict guns during the Republican National Convention in August. A law passed by the legislature last year, prohibits cities from making their own rules about where guns are and aren’t allowed—now all local ordinances have to conform to the state’s laws. Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, thought the governor might grant his city leniency during the Republican Nation Convention. But Scott has denied the request.
“My focus is on just making sure we continue to allow people their second amendment rights,” Scott said.
Tampa officials plan to move forward with an ordinance banning other items from the RNC zone like sticks, poles, and water guns.