State Laws

Water Guns Banned at RNC

Good news! There is no way an angry protester will make their way into the Republican National Convention with lumber, a hatchet, chains, gas masks or even a "super soaker" water gun. However, both Tampa and Charlotte—the setting of the Republican and Democratic conventions, respectively—have laws making it illegal to ban concealed guns. Tampa's City Council has already asked Florida Gov. Rick Scott to waive this law for the convention, initial deferring to the state legislator signals an executive order may be unlikely. So, while conventiongoers can rest assured knowing they won't get soaked at the political gathering, there's no guarentee someone won't bring a gun.