I wish all Governors were this straight forward about the 2nd amendment


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ol' scratch
May 4, 2012, 05:11 PM
I love Gov. Scott's response.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-mct-scott-rejects-rnc-gun-ban-20120503,0,817514.story

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Rail Driver
May 4, 2012, 05:15 PM
For a bit more background on this, Tampa's mayor has been asking Governor Scott to ban firearms in the city during the Republican National Convention - Governor Scott's response was immediate and decisive - NO.

Manson
May 4, 2012, 05:23 PM
The mayor is right. Some people running around there won't be model citizens. But we have to allow the politicians to attend. There's no way around it.

Rail Driver
May 4, 2012, 05:25 PM
The mayor is right. Some people running around there won't be model citizens. But we have to allow the politicians to attend. There's no way around it.
I strongly disagree with you that there is any valid reason to deny anyone the right to carry and defend themselves just because there are a pile of career politicians in town. What makes politicians' lives worth any more than yours or mine?

Manson
May 4, 2012, 05:35 PM
Sorry rail driver I was just poking a little fun at the Mayor. He said something in the article about some of the people in the area not being model citizens and he wouldn't want guns falling into the wrong hands.

My joke was trying to indicate that the politicians were less than model citizens.

You know a joke is bad when you have to explain it.

BemidjiDweller
May 4, 2012, 05:36 PM
Rail Driver, Manson was making a joke at the expense of politicians.

smalls
May 4, 2012, 05:36 PM
I think he was being sarcastic, and funny.

I laughed :D

Manson
May 4, 2012, 05:40 PM
Thanks guys I'm glad you got it. Actually I think Gov. Scott is great and this is just the sort of response I would expect from him. I'm in Sarasota and he is a well liked and respected gentleman.

Rail Driver
May 4, 2012, 05:43 PM
Ok, I laughed after you explained it - I'm a bit off today for various reasons including my 3 year old son deciding that his fish needed my last pack of cigarettes submerged in his fishbowl. :neener:

Skribs
May 4, 2012, 05:47 PM
Eh, the more political power someone has, the bigger the target they are. So while they might not be any more important than you or I, by being a bigger target there is a greater likelihood that someone will want to attack them.

With that said, banning CCW temporarily is just plain dumb, unless you're banning it within the convention center.

MrDig
May 4, 2012, 05:50 PM
The mayor is right. Some people running around there won't be model citizens. But we have to allow the politicians to attend. There's no way around it.
“It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.” Mark Twain
I laughed and got the joke immediately

EddieNFL
May 4, 2012, 06:22 PM
With that said, banning CCW temporarily is just plain dumb, unless you're banning it within the convention center.
A tad bit contradictory, IMO.

FIVETWOSEVEN
May 4, 2012, 08:32 PM
The mayor is right. Some people running around there won't be model citizens. But we have to allow the politicians to attend. There's no way around it.

The only way that those people having guns is bad is if they do criminal things with them. If they are criminals, then why would they care about a CCW "ban"?

UpTheIrons
May 4, 2012, 09:16 PM
What's not in the linked story is that Florida has a preemption law in effect. It would be against state law for the Governor to comply with the Mayor's illegal order to ban carry, something Florida Carry has been slapping cities pretty hard with since the preemption law passed.

KTXdm9
May 4, 2012, 09:46 PM
The mayor is right. Some people running around there won't be model citizens. But we have to allow the politicians to attend. There's no way around it.
Well played, Manson.

Carl N. Brown
May 4, 2012, 10:19 PM
I like that the governor cited both the federal constitution and state constitution RKBA.

P5 Guy
May 4, 2012, 10:41 PM
Gov. Scott has been vilified by the media from day one.
He must be doing a great job, because the MSM is having fits!
Scott has my vote of confidence.

Skribs
May 4, 2012, 11:06 PM
Is he the Governor S&W named their .410 revolver after?

jpruitt
May 4, 2012, 11:49 PM
Gov. Scott has been vilified by the media from day one.
He must be doing a great job, because the MSM is having fits!


He certainly has, and he certainly is. He's taken a good bit of flack, but everything he's done has been pretty darn good in my opnion, from trying to get state workers to contribute to their pension, to getting us out of that "high-speed" train boondoggle, and now this. He's got my vote come 2014.

easy
May 5, 2012, 01:00 AM
my 3 year old son deciding that his fish needed my last pack of cigarettes submerged in his fishbowl.

Smart boy!

cvo
May 5, 2012, 08:19 AM
Just don't get caught carrying 6ft of string, that may get you in hot water.

LeonCarr
May 5, 2012, 09:15 AM
Sounds like a good reason not to visit Tampa.

Just my .02,
LeonCarr

Gtimothy
May 5, 2012, 09:30 AM
The mayor is right. Some people running around there won't be model citizens. But we have to allow the politicians to attend. There's no way around it.

I got it right away! :D

Living in Florida (Bradenton) has its drawbacks...Hurricanes, Tourists, Old people..(God's waiting room)... but it is sure nice having a Governor (Scott) and Senators like Rubio to get behind. We do have some HORRIBLE ones as well but hopefully they will be culled in the next round of elections!

wriggly
May 5, 2012, 09:32 AM
What I found REALLY interesting......it being reported in the Chicago Tribune. The most anti gun city in the world.

MarkDido
May 5, 2012, 11:49 AM
Living in Florida (Bradenton) has its drawbacks...Hurricanes, Tourists, Old people..(God's waiting room)... but it is sure nice having a Governor (Scott) and Senators like Rubio to get behind. We do have some HORRIBLE ones as well but hopefully they will be culled in the next round of elections!

Pffft! Childs play.

I had Alan Grayson!

Robert
May 5, 2012, 12:15 PM
Keep it gun related and only gun related or it will be locked.

230RN
May 5, 2012, 12:35 PM
Bill Kaplin, a constitutional law professor at Stetson University College of Law, said the governor is on firm ground, even if he may be stretching two recent court cases -- in Washington, D.C., in 2008 and in Chicago in 2010 -- further than necessary.

"It's not like they made some blanket pronouncement that citizens can run around carrying guns whenever they want to," Kaplin said.


Gee, Mr. Hotshot "constitutional law professor" Kaplin, I thought that was the way it was for well over a hundred years. (Tongue in cheek remark. However, I'm glad to see that you're otherwise in general agreement with the Governor.)

(Governor) Scott said he is confident law enforcement on hand for the RNC will be able to protect Tampa's citizens and visitors without "the need to resort to sweeping infringements on our most sacred constitutional traditions."

Way to go, Guv.

What I'm suspicious of is that somewhere, some leftist anti-gun crackpot is planning to provoke or cause an incident that all the "banners" can point to and say, "See, we told you so!"

Terry, 230RN

DammitBoy
May 5, 2012, 12:44 PM
Bill Kaplin, a constitutional law professor at Stetson University College of Law, said, "It's not like they made some blanket pronouncement that citizens can run around carrying guns whenever they want to."

Evidently, Stetson makes much better hats than they do constitutional law professors.

Somebody point Mr. Bill to the Second Amendment please... :rolleyes:

THe Dove
May 5, 2012, 02:55 PM
Rick Scott is the most pro-gun Governor in the entire USA.

Get him to run for President. He's got my vote!

The Dove

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