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Does anyone still believe

that this campaign is a jest and he will drop out?

A new strongman has arisen

How many checks on the list tonight? 10 of 14? 12?

Tennis balls bounced from Cleveland 'event zone' -- but not guns

Tennis balls bounced from Cleveland 'event zone' -- but not guns

(CNN)Slingshots, sledgehammers, rockets and ... tennis balls?

The city of Cleveland has explicitly banned at least 72 kinds of weapons, gadgets and assorted hardware from the 1.7 square-mile "event zone" surrounding next week's Republican National Convention.

Not on its extensive list: Guns.

Ohio is an open-carry state, so local officials said they cannot prevent licensed gun owners from carrying their weapons around the external security perimeter.

What are they going to do if a light bulb burns out, since light bulbs are on the banned list?

Police shooting of gun permit holder concerns others who legally carry

Police shooting of gun permit holder concerns others who legally carry

The death of 32-year-old Philando Castile appears to mark the first time a Minnesota permit-to-carry holder has been shot by police at least since the current permit law took effect in 2003.

And it raises concerns for some permit holders about their interactions with law enforcement.

Unless an officer asks, it is up to the individual whether they tell an officer they are carrying a gun, said Joseph Olson, who was the leading proponent of Minnesotaís permit-to-carry legislation that took effect in 2003. Olson has taught many permit-to-carry courses.

He said the advice he gives students on dealing with police is: Turn off the radio, roll down the window, turn on the interior lights if itís nighttime, put your hands on the top of the steering wheel and follow the officerís instructions.


I usually advise students to place their permit with their license and hand that over to the officer along with anything else requested. Then put your hand back on the wheel. Invariably the next question will be are you carrying and I recommend answering with a clear yes I am or no I am not. I believe that is less threatening even than saying "I have a permit and I am carrying a gun."

The NRA speaks

As the nation's largest and oldest civil rights organization, the NRA proudly supports the right of law-abiding Americans to carry firearms for defense of themselves and others regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation.

The reports from Minnesota are troubling and must be thoroughly investigated. In the meantime, it is important for the NRA not to comment while the investigation is ongoing.

Rest assured, the NRA will have more to say once all the facts are known.

... just the messenger

Police instructions...

...that should not be emulated
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