More about carrying concealed weapons at the Republican National Convention

By Megan Carpentier
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 12:48 EDT
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Tampa Community Radio WMNF 88.5 had me on this morning to talk about my reported piece on the ease with which one could bring a gun to the Republican National Convention because of Governor Rick Scott’s (R-FL) refusal to provide the city a waiver to a state law limiting municipal gun regulations.

In it, I state that I believe that allowing concealed weapons in the convention zone is a security risk and having even licensed weapons is likely to intimidate convention-goers exercising one of their basic rights and duties in a democracy: participating in the voting process.

You can download the podcast here, and my portion starts at 30:30.

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Megan Carpentier
Megan Carpentier is the executive editor of Raw Story. She previously served as an associate editor at Talking Points Memo; the editor of news and politics at Air America; an editor at Jezebel.com; and an associate editor at Wonkette. Her published works include pieces for the Washington Post, the Washington Independent, Ms Magazine, RH Reality Check, the Women's Media Center, On the Issues, the New York Press, Bitch and Women's eNews.
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