TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa City Council is asking Gov. Rick Scott to help them ban concealed weapons outside the Republican National Convention.
The council voted Thursday to make the request.
The Florida Legislature passed a law last year preventing cities and counties from passing local gun regulations. Tampa officials want Scott to use his executive power to suspend that law during the Aug. 27-30 convention.
The Secret Service says no one but on-duty law enforcement officers will be allowed to carry guns inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum, the site of the convention. But Tampa officials want that ban extended to an area that covers downtown and a few surrounding areas.
The Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/IeOqLE ) reports that Mayor Bob Buckhorn says he also plans to make a similar request to Scott.
Information from: Tampa Bay (Fla.)Times, http://tampabay.com
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