The GOP convention might go from contested, to brokered, to bloodbath if a petition is successful and firearms are allowed to be carried by the attendees!!
More from NBC News:
A petition to allow the open carry of firearms at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland had more than 25,000 signatures Saturday evening.
Ohio is an open-carry state, but Quicken Loans Arena, where the convention is set to be held, bans all weapons on the property. Ohio’s concealed carry law allows private entities from banning firearms on their property, according to the arena’s policies.
The author of the petition, only identified as N A, takes issue with the arena’s decision.
“This is a direct affront to the Second Amendment and puts all attendees at risk,” the petition says. “By forcing attendees to leave their firearms at home, the RNC and Quicken Loans Arena are putting tens of thousands of people at risk both inside and outside of the convention site.”
The City of Cleveland won’t comment on specific security measures, but said in a statement last week that “working with our federal, state and local security as well as our business partners we look forward to a successful convention.”
A federal spending bill allotted $50 million to Cleveland to offset the cost of security for the convention, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, which reported that the city has proposed using some of the money to buy 2,000 sets of riot gear.
But the petition argues that “without the right to protect themselves, those at the Quicken Loans Arena will be sitting ducks, utterly helpless against evil-doers, criminals or others who wish to threaten the American way of life.”
The petition appeals to the Quicken Loans Arena to change their gun policy during the convention, which will be held July 18 to July 21.
It also calls on the National Rifle Association to condemn the state’s law, which allows for gun-free zones, and for Ohio Governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich to close what it called a “loophole.”
I have a feeling this is some grand plan by George Soros and others to have Republicans slaughter each other while the news cameras roll…