Report: Trump Delegates Armed and Ready for Cleveland Convention
That’s according to WHYY’s Dave Davies, who found four Trump delegates who are planning to bring guns to the event.
Firearms are banned from the Quicken Loans Arena, but some are worried about potential violence outside the convention.
York County delegate Matt Jensen justified carrying a gun into any number of public places around the city that are sure to be holding events.
“They’re still Americans in there, and Americans still have a Second Amendment right to defend themselves anytime, anywhere,” Jansen said. “Should people be allowed to carry in a bank, in a school, in a night club? My answer to that would be ‘yes’.”
Some of these men were frightened by the massacre in Orlando and are apparently taking cues from Trump. The GOP nominee said that it would’ve been “a beautiful sight” if someone returned fire and lamented that there were “no guns on the other side” (in fact there was an armed, uniformed officer guarding the club who exchanged fire with the gunman).
Since a gun-carry permit from Pennsylvania is recognized in Ohio it is legal for all these men to carry their firearms around the city.