“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,” agency spokesman Robert Hoback said in a statement.
“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,” he said.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump, the Republican presidential frontrunner, has fanned the flames saying, “There could very well be riots” in Cleveland if GOP leaders deny him the presidential nomination.
Trump has already whipped his electorate into a racial frenzy. He’s called Mexicans “rapists,” falsely claiming that all Muslims “hate” Americans, vowing to build a wall to keep immigrants out of the United States, but allowing “the good ones” to stay. His speeches have led to white supremacist groups, like the KKK, reportedly using Trump’s image to recruit members to their racist organizations.
Last year, a black man was kicked, punched and called the N-word by whites at a Trump rally in Alabama and last week, a group of African-American students from Valdosta State University in Georgia were abruptly herded out of a Trump rally while some of the students angrily complained that racial epithets were hurled at them by whites attending the rally.
Trump and fanatical conservatives have created an unwarranted climate of fear and hate in America that has resulted in 50,000 zealous Republicans demanding to carry guns into an open arena.
It’s a dangerous precedent based on paranoia and false fears.
What do you think?