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Edit: Why not permit guns at GOPfest?

In an editorial this morning in the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, editorialist Lee Rozen wonders why guns shouldn't be allowed at the national Republican convention. After all, aren't the gun-loving Republicans who attend the goodest of the good?

"We were shocked, I say shocked, to learn that — as the place for the national convention to pick the GOP presidential candidate — the Republicans have selected the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, which unsurprisingly doesn’t allow guns inside. But if guns in the hands of good guys — and who could be gooder than thousands of Republican delegates entrusted with picking a presidential standard bearer — stop bad guys, should not this crowd be armed to the teeth to prevent any harm to Donald 'No Abortions' Trump from Socialist Democrat rabble rousers or pencil-wielding reporters?" More here.

Question: I for one want to see the Republicans fully locked and loaded at the national GOP convention. I'd also like to see guns and permitless carry allowed inside the Idaho Capitol building. After all, what could go wrong? Thoughts?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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