Florida Governor Rick Scott thinks it’s a good idea to arm up before the Republican National Convention in Tampa

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With an eye on safety, the city of Tampa has banned foreign objects like crowbars, water guns, and string. However, an attempt by the Mayor of Tampa to also ban handguns during the RNC was shot down by Governor Rick Scott his week. A 2011 law passed in Florida prevents cities from regulating firearms, and Governor Scott refused to offer an exemption in this case arguing that it would violate the Second Amendment.

So get ready for this year’s RNC – where Occupy protestors will be arrested for carrying water guns – but Tea Party protestors can arm themselves to the teeth and be A-OK.

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Quote Thom Hartmann Administrator: [...]So get ready for this year’s RNC – where Occupy protestors will be arrested for carrying water guns – but Tea Party protestors can arm themselves to the teeth and be A-OK.

It's pretty simple; Don't want to get arrested - get a permit to march and obey the law. As for Tea Party protestors it's "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.", not "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms for the common defense shall not be infringed." http://www.thomhartmann.com/forum/2012/03/thom-federal-judge-maryland-ap...

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However tragic the real consequences of this fakery that the gun industry has perpetrated to sell more guns, it seems humour is able to succintly pinpoint the real association of the obsession.

Enjoy- Little Britain -Guns! .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0O3k04pxOQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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From above: It's pretty simple; Don't want to get arrested - get a permit to march and obey the law

poly replies: Actually, it isn't that simple. Requiring permits invites police presence. When the corporate state is being challenged, the police presence isn't neutral. That's why protestors document and film police activity. It doesn't keep protestor heads from getting bashed in, but is of some use when the police haul them before a judge for exercising their Constitutional rights..

Just exactly where in the Constitution does it require a permit to have guaranteed freedom of assembly? A permit is permission. Permission to exercise one's Constitutional rights shouldn't have to be obtained...it's a given.

Probably Gov. Scott's "de-regulated militia" isn't the same thing as the "well-regulated militia" referred to in the U.S. Constitution.

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Quote mjolnir:
Quote Thom Hartmann Administrator: [...]So get ready for this year’s RNC – where Occupy protestors will be arrested for carrying water guns – but Tea Party protestors can arm themselves to the teeth and be A-OK.

It's pretty simple; Don't want to get arrested - get a permit to march and obey the law. As for Tea Party protestors it's "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.", not "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms for the common defense shall not be infringed." http://www.thomhartmann.com/forum/2012/03/thom-federal-judge-maryland-ap...

I've searched everywhere and I can't find where I go to get my water pistol permit.

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@Bush_Wacker "get a permit to march and obey the law" and then vote in a new mayor.

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@polycarp2 assembly and speech are certainly limited in some cases. Without limits soon all rights would descend into chaos and anarchy, mob rule soon to follow. Is that what you want? What about the rights of the thousands of people who live in the area, are their rights subserviant to those of a few hundred who want to run wild in the streets?

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