Hoping to head off violent protesters during the Republican National Convention, Mayor Bob Buckhorn has proposed a litany of items that will be considered security threats during the week-long event, reports Kevin Wiatrowski.
The list runs from air pistols to water pistols and also includes items such as masks, plastic or metal pipe and string more than six inches long.
Conspicuously absent from the list of potential weapons: Firearms.
That’s because state law bans local governments from placing any restrictions on the carrying of guns in public spaces.
“If we’d tried to regulate guns, it wouldn’t have worked,” said City Attorney Jim Shimberg.
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