MONDAY, MAR 28, 2016 02:06 PM EDT
They’ll have to leave their guns at home: Secret Service says Republican National Convention will not be open-carry utopia
In response to a 44,500-signature petition to allow firearms at the Republican National Convention, the Secret Service announced Monday that it would be putting the kibosh on the movement.
Enforcing the ban in a statement to a local Cleveland outlet, ABC5, the Secret Service cited Title 18, U.S. Code Sections 3056 and 1752, which, “provides the Secret Service authority to preclude firearms from entering sites visited by our protectees, including those located in open-carry states.”
(h/t The Hill)