The Secret Service just announced that it will not allow open carry at the GOP Convention this summer in Ohio.
If you had plans to open carry at the GOP Convention in Cleveland this July, you’d better put those plans on hold because the United States Secret Service recently announced that no firearms will be permitted at the convention other than those carried by law enforcement personnel working with the Secret Service.
According to Secret Service spokesman Robert Hoback:
…only authorized law enforcement personnel working in conjunction with the Secret Service for a particular event may carry a firearm inside of the protected site. Individuals determined to be carrying firearms will not be allowed past a predetermined outer perimeter checkpoint, regardless of whether they possess a ticket to the event.
So, if you’ll be attending the GOP Convention, you’d better leave your guns at home or the Secret Service won’t let you in the door to the convention.
This announcement comes after over 44,000 people signed a petition citing Cleveland’s high crime rate and the need to protect our Second Amendment rights (among other things) as reasons to allow open carry at the convention.
What do you think? Is the decision by the Secret Service to reject calls for open carry at the GOP Convention a good idea or a bad idea?