Democrats and Republicans Finally Agree on Something: 40,000 Sign Petition to Have Guns at GOP Convention

New York Magazine:

Chaos and violence are far from rarities at a certain GOP frontrunner’s rallies, but it seems Republican voters would like to up the ante. More than 40,000 people have singed a petition to allow guns at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, in July. The petition, creatively titled “Recognize Our Constitutional Right to Open Carry Firearms at the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in July 2016,” decries the fact that, although Ohio is an open-carry state, Quicken’s strict policies prevent anyone from carrying a weapon into the arena.

“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 reads before quoting each remaining Republican candidate’s promise to eliminate gun-free zones. It goes on:

We must take a stand. We cannot allow the national nominating convention of the party of Lincoln and Reagan to be hijacked by weakness and political correctness. The policies of the Quicken Loans Arena do not supersede the rights given to us by our Creator in the U.S. Constitution.

Obviously this won’t end well.

Stop Press: After more than 50,000 signatures the petition has been rejected by the Secret Service.

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