Bummer. You won't be able "super soaker" water gun to Democratic and Republican National Convention this year, but hey, that concealed 9mm pistol in your jacket is totally fine in the states hosting the conventions, North Carolina and Florida. Both states allow peopled to carry concealed guns and, the AP reports. (They both also have Stand Your Ground laws.) RNC and DNC officials are worried about the possibility of protesters in Tampa and Charlotte getting rowdy, so they've proposed things like "clean zone" protest area (which kind of sound like Coachella--stages, portable bathrooms, microphones) and have been trying to use the $50 million in Federal aid to beef up security. But they can't do a thing about guns.
The AP adds:
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said the state law has made the city "look silly," particularly because officials can ban water guns but not real ones.
"We're kind of constrained by the state law," he said
Silly, well, that's putting it gently.