The GOP Is Pro-Guns — Just Not At Its Convention
A Change.org petition asking GOP leaders to allow the open carry of weapons at the Republican National Convention has gotten over 44,000 signatures.By Grant Suneson | March 27, 2016
In the gun-control debate, Republicans generally side with pro-Second Amendment causes. But the party has upset some of its constituents because its upcoming convention will likely be gun-free.
As of Monday, more than 44,000 people signed a Change.org petition demanding that people attending the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July be allowed to bring their firearms.
The petition points out Ohio is an open-carry state and Cleveland is one of the more dangerous cities in America. It encourages GOP leaders to let attendees protect themselves with guns, but the decision may not be up to them.