CNN: Fear Gun Rights Advocates Who ‘Show Up with Their Weapons’
From the ‘CNN IS SATAN’ Files:
The Situation Room
July 17, 2016
5:57:55 PM Eastern
WOLF BLITZER: And Michael, this convention here this week takes place just in the immediate aftermath not only after this horrific shooting in Baton Rouge, but what we saw in Nice, France. A horrible terror attack, 84 people killed. A coup in a NATO ally in Europe Turkey. All of these kinds of developments are certainly going to hover over this convention in Cleveland and the Democratic convention next week in Philadelphia.
MICHAEL SMERCONISH: We all know because we had to come through a gauntlet in order to get precisely where we’re seated today. This town is in a security lockdown, and my first consideration are for the law enforcement officers who are charged with keeping us all safe. And Wolf, as you know and have been discussing, it’s an open carry environment. And I’m concerned about the Trump rhetoric in firing up individuals who would be inclined to show up with their weapons as some second amendment solidarity movement. It’s a time for lessening the emotions and taking it down a notch, in my opinion.
BLITZER: You’ve been speaking to a lot of people here, Dana. What are you hearing?
DANA BASH: Yeah well, certainly there is concern. I would say just to add to that, there was a call from the head of the police officers’ union today for the Governor, John Kasich, to try to suspend the concealed carry during the convention. And I just asked the governor’s office for a statement, and the answer was, he’s not constitutionally able to do that. It just doesn’t work like that. He just can’t kind of wave a magic wand or use his pen to do that.
So you know, in that sense, nothing is going to change. But I do think it’s interesting that the police union themselves seem to be concerned about it. Hopefully their concerns are not going to be realized.