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Proposed ordinance rankles bar owners
The proposed ordinance would apply to about 20 of the 140 business that serve alcohol in Ybor City. TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO

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No plans to deal with guns at RNC gate

Posted Apr 11, 2012 by Kevin Wiatrowski

Updated Apr 11, 2012 at 04:52 PM

Accidentally bring your concealed handgun with you to the RNC this summer and you’ll be turned away when you reach the convention gate.
Florida law lets anyone—delegates or protesters—carry concealed handguns with them outside the as-yet undefined security perimeter the Secret Service will erect around the convention sites.
If those delegates happen to bring their guns with them as they try to enter the convention—whoops!—the Secret Service will turn them away.
Spokesman George Ogilvie said the agency won’t take guns away, but they won’t like the gun owners through the gate either.
The problem is the city’s, Ogilvie said.
Tampa Police spokeswoman Laura McElroy first passed the buck by at the Secret Service. But then she said the city has no plans for taking possession of delegates guns so they can enter the convention.
That will leave delegates two options: return to their hotel to drop off their weapon then find their way back to the convention or wander the city with a concealed weapon and a sour attitude.

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