Rick Scott made a bold decision today by denying a request from Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn to ban people from carrying concealed weapons during the Republican National Convention in August.
In his letter to Buckhorn, Scott wrote, "Like you, I share the concerns that ‘violent anti-government protests or other civil unrest’ can pose dangers, but it is unclear how disarming law-abiding citizens would better protect them from the dangers and threats posed by those who would flout the law."
In other words, Scott said "your argument is bogus." People who are going to break the law are going to do it regardless of what ban the governor does or does not approve.
It is then the government's responsibility to make sure people who with good intentions and obey the law are able to protect themselves from those who are looking for trouble.
Constitutional rights do not come with rules for exception, they are without exception.
I applaud my governor for standing up for his constitutents' rights.