Swords, axes, drones and tennis balls will be strictly off-limits during the Republican convention in Cleveland this July. That doesn’t mean Donald Trump can rest easy, however: Guns will still be allowed in the city, due to Ohio’s open-carry laws.
Republicans will gather at the Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland, Ohio between July 18 and July 21 to officially select their ticket for the presidential election in November. With billionaire businessman Donald Trump securing the necessary 1,237 delegates to win the nomination on the first ballot, it does not look like the convention will be contested. City authorities have moved to ensure that things remain quiet outside the arena.
Any “instrumentality used to cause property or personal damage” will be off-limits during the convention, according to regulations published by Cleveland on May 25.
The 15-page document also bans swords, daggers, axes, shovels, drones, pepper spray, metal-tip umbrellas, glass bottles and “any other frangible container,” water guns and paintball guns, to name just a few. Also banned are “grappling hooks, sledgehammers, hammers, and crowbars,” as well as coolers and camping equipment, locks and gas masks – and tennis balls, for some reason.
Firearms are not included in the ban, however.
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