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The Armed Citizens of the Republican Convention

Jul 20, 2016 | 30 videos
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Ohio is an open-carry state, so many people at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland are toting firearms. For some, it's about protecting police. For others, it's about keeping protesters safe. The Atlantic spoke with two of these gun-wielding civilians about why they’re armed at the RNC.

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Author: Jeremy Raff

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