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(Tampa Bay Online)   Water pistols, face masks and string more than six inches long not allowed in Tampa's 'clean zone' for Republican Convention. Firearms? Yeah, they're okay   ( tbo.ly) divider line
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2012-04-02 01:31:52 PM  
Is that 6 inches per strand, or 6 inches all together?
 
2012-04-02 01:33:49 PM  
Hmm. Water pistols, face masks, string, and firearms. One of these is specifically mentioned by name in the Bill of Rights. Can you guess which?
 
2012-04-02 01:34:31 PM  
You can't bring in a water pistol. You can't bring in an air pistol, You CAN bring in a pistol.

/things that make sense in Florida
 
2012-04-02 01:35:03 PM  

the_sidewinder: Is that 6 inches per strand, or 6 inches all together?


All together.

The GOP is, how you say, pushing the rope.
 
2012-04-02 01:35:12 PM  
Violence didn't get Obama elected and it isn't necessary this time around either.

Let the Republicans have their little hate klatsch in Florida. They'll have a good time, ignorant of the fact of how out of touch they are with the rest of the country. Let them laugh at their 2012 version of fat Texas ladies and their fake purple hearts.

November will be fun and free of violence.
 
2012-04-02 01:35:21 PM  

taurusowner: Hmm. Water pistols, face masks, string, and firearms. One of these is specifically mentioned by name in the Bill of Rights. Can you guess which?


It only says we can "bear arms." It doesn't say they have to be firearms.
 
2012-04-02 01:35:29 PM  
Is piano wire on there?
 
2012-04-02 01:38:47 PM  

taurusowner: Hmm. Water pistols, face masks, string, and firearms. One of these is specifically mentioned by name in the Bill of Rights. Can you guess which?


Clothing is not specifically mentioned in the Bill of Rights, so does that mean all those attending the event have to show up naked?
 
2012-04-02 01:39:06 PM  

Fabric_Man: taurusowner: Hmm. Water pistols, face masks, string, and firearms. One of these is specifically mentioned by name in the Bill of Rights. Can you guess which?

It only says we can "bear arms." It doesn't say they have to be firearms.


Swords count? SWEET
 
2012-04-02 01:39:16 PM  
String longer than 6 inches? Not getting it.
 
2012-04-02 01:39:53 PM  

the_sidewinder: Is that 6 inches per strand, or 6 inches all together?


We call them "stringettes".
 
2012-04-02 01:40:48 PM  
You see, me and Jimmy are gonna bring pieces of 5" inch long string with us, and when they ain't lookin, see, we're gonna tie them together, all knotted like. Then we'll have at least 10 inches of string, maybe more if Jimmy uses one of his fancy black-ops knots he's always rambling on about...
 
2012-04-02 01:41:16 PM  
AH HA!!!

What if I tape a footlong piece of wood TO my gun? Or wind some string around it??
 
2012-04-02 01:41:34 PM  
heh... people pick their oppressors.
 
2012-04-02 01:41:45 PM  
How the hell Ima tie mah shoes!?
 
2012-04-02 01:42:16 PM  
shoot a fella could have a good time in vegas with all that stuff
 
2012-04-02 01:42:27 PM  

taurusowner: Hmm. Water pistols, face masks, string, and firearms. One of these is specifically mentioned by name in the Bill of Rights. Can you guess which?


Water pistols aren't arms?
 
2012-04-02 01:42:47 PM  
I've seen 'In The Line Of Fire', I'll bring five 2" strings and combine them under the table.
 
2012-04-02 01:43:10 PM  
What if I bring a handgun that also squirts water?
 
2012-04-02 01:43:49 PM  

Mock26: String longer than 6 inches? Not getting it.


Could be a noose for a mouse, or to tie very small package bombs.
 
2012-04-02 01:44:05 PM  
Florida, why you so crazy?
 
2012-04-02 01:44:13 PM  
how about words with more than 6 letters?
 
2012-04-02 01:45:12 PM  

the ha ha guy: taurusowner: Hmm. Water pistols, face masks, string, and firearms. One of these is specifically mentioned by name in the Bill of Rights. Can you guess which?

Clothing is not specifically mentioned in the Bill of Rights, so does that mean all those attending the event have to show up naked?


No, but it means the organisers CAN ban them.

PlatinumDragon: taurusowner: Hmm. Water pistols, face masks, string, and firearms. One of these is specifically mentioned by name in the Bill of Rights. Can you guess which?

Water pistols aren't arms?


SCotUS needs to get on that question as soon as they can.
 
2012-04-02 01:45:20 PM  

Oznog: What if I tape a footlong piece of wood TO my gun? Or wind some string around it??


Everybody wants a gun to wind a piece of string around.

/or a big prosthetic forehead to wear on your real head
 
2012-04-02 01:45:21 PM  
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Approved footwear inside the "clean zone".
 
2012-04-02 01:45:28 PM  
When did we, as a nation, start thinking that the Bill of Rights granted us rights, as opposed to limiting government interference with rights we already have?
 
2012-04-02 01:45:30 PM  

FROGSTOMPER: How the hell Ima tie mah shoes!?


Loafers or velcro only, else you're a damned anarchist who may as well poop on the AL delegation's chairs.
 
2012-04-02 01:45:48 PM  

Fabric_Man: It only says we can "bear arms."


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2012-04-02 01:46:22 PM  
Right to bear arms does not define what "arms" are. At the time it was written it certainly included swords, for example. What if someone brings a raspberry? Is that OK? How will you defend yourself?
 
2012-04-02 01:46:37 PM  
Are hoodies okay?
 
2012-04-02 01:47:03 PM  

schpanky: the_sidewinder: Is that 6 inches per strand, or 6 inches all together?

We call them "stringettes".


Are they waterproof?
 
2012-04-02 01:48:24 PM  
I think the best protest of all would be just not showing up to this crazy-ness. Like the Super Bowl, this one is probably best watched from a safe distance.
 
2012-04-02 01:48:31 PM  

Wrath of Heaven: Is piano wire on there?


what about a pointed stick? (oh.. I guess that's on their list...)
well what about a banana? or a small container of raspberries!!!!
 
2012-04-02 01:48:38 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Right to bear arms does not define what "arms" are. At the time it was written it certainly included swords, for example. What if someone brings a raspberry? Is that OK? How will you defend yourself?


We already covered that!
 
2012-04-02 01:49:17 PM  

Fano: Mock26: String longer than 6 inches? Not getting it.

Could be a noose for a mouse, or to tie very small package bombs.


Good. Well I have this large quantity of string, a hundred and twenty-two thousand miles of it to be exact, which I inherited....
 
2012-04-02 01:49:59 PM  

Fabric_Man: taurusowner: Hmm. Water pistols, face masks, string, and firearms. One of these is specifically mentioned by name in the Bill of Rights. Can you guess which?

It only says we can "bear arms." It doesn't say they have to be firearms.


That's true. Technically, a sword or some sort of polearm should also be protected.
 
2012-04-02 01:50:01 PM  

BSABSVR: FROGSTOMPER: How the hell Ima tie mah shoes!?

Loafers or velcro only, else you're a damned anarchist who may as well poop on the AL delegation's chairs.


I wonder if they will arrest people due to their shoe laces now. That does give the police a rather useful arrow in their quiver.
 
2012-04-02 01:51:10 PM  
Total non-story. They only put that wacky stuff in there to make sure that the safety stuff with the pyrotechnics and whatnot get taken care of. You can never be too careful.
 
2012-04-02 01:51:41 PM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: KarmicDisaster: Right to bear arms does not define what "arms" are. At the time it was written it certainly included swords, for example. What if someone brings a raspberry? Is that OK? How will you defend yourself?

We already covered that!


That's why they are banning the string, so you can't release the tiger.
 
2012-04-02 01:52:08 PM  

astro716: Fano: Mock26: String longer than 6 inches? Not getting it.

Could be a noose for a mouse, or to tie very small package bombs.

Good. Well I have this large quantity of string, a hundred and twenty-two thousand miles of it to be exact, which I inherited....


Useful stuff, string, no problem there
 
2012-04-02 01:52:42 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: the_sidewinder: Is that 6 inches per strand, or 6 inches all together?

All together.

The GOP is, how you say, pushing the rope.


What if I twist/braid multiple pieces of string together into a larger diameter string/rope of no more than 6"? What if I use multiple pieces of >6" string into some sort of textile?
 
2012-04-02 01:52:44 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Right to bear arms does not define what "arms" are. At the time it was written it certainly included swords, for example. What if someone brings a raspberry? Is that OK? How will you defend yourself?


With a durian, silly--the only fruit shaped like a medieval mace!

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As a side benefit, the aroma perfectly simulates Rush Limbaugh's pilonidal cyst!
 
2012-04-02 01:54:31 PM  
Most states have a preemption law just like this. The law is the law. Its not going to change because some self important jackwagons think they deserve more protection and armed guards when "We The People" get nothing.
 
2012-04-02 01:55:03 PM  
How long is a piece of string? (new window)
Reminds me of this documentary i saw recently from the BBC, was good stuff.
 
2012-04-02 01:57:50 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Right to bear arms does not define what "arms" are. At the time it was written it certainly included swords, for example. What if someone brings a raspberry? Is that OK? How will you defend yourself?


With my pointed stick.
 
2012-04-02 01:59:18 PM  

the ha ha guy: taurusowner: Hmm. Water pistols, face masks, string, and firearms. One of these is specifically mentioned by name in the Bill of Rights. Can you guess which?

Clothing is not specifically mentioned in the Bill of Rights, so does that mean all those attending the event have to show up naked?


It sounds like they already do, since most clothing is made from many many lengths of string that are probably more than 6 inches long.
 
2012-04-02 02:00:14 PM  
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How about very strong rope?

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Not invited?
 
2012-04-02 02:00:30 PM  

dittybopper: Fabric_Man: taurusowner: Hmm. Water pistols, face masks, string, and firearms. One of these is specifically mentioned by name in the Bill of Rights. Can you guess which?

It only says we can "bear arms." It doesn't say they have to be firearms.

That's true. Technically, a sword or some sort of polearm should also be protected.


What about maces, or flails, or war hammers? Are those ok ?
This seems to be a nice collection, and I believe you may be able to order online and have them just in time -
http://kultofathena.com/maces.asp
 
2012-04-02 02:02:59 PM  

interluder: dittybopper: Fabric_Man: taurusowner: Hmm. Water pistols, face masks, string, and firearms. One of these is specifically mentioned by name in the Bill of Rights. Can you guess which?

It only says we can "bear arms." It doesn't say they have to be firearms.

That's true. Technically, a sword or some sort of polearm should also be protected.

What about maces, or flails, or war hammers? Are those ok ?
This seems to be a nice collection, and I believe you may be able to order online and have them just in time -
http://kultofathena.com/maces.asp


Should be perfectly OK.

/My father makes all my weapons.
//Except for the ones I make myself.
 
2012-04-02 02:03:11 PM  

taurusowner: Hmm. Water pistols, face masks, string, and firearms. One of these is specifically mentioned by name in the Bill of Rights. Can you guess which?


Wouldn't a water pistol still fall under the 2nd Amendment?
 
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