A petition has been launched on Change.org which calls for the RNC to allow attendees to openly carry their guns at the Republican convention in Ohio this summer.

Ohio is already an open-carry state, so the request is not too absurd, and yet the Republican leaders are hesitant to make their convention one that embraces guns. Conservatives love to rail against gun-free zones, saying that they are an open invitation to people who wish to do harm. If that is true, why would they make the pinnacle of Republican democracy an area hostile to gun?

What’s the matter, GOP, afraid to practice what you preach?

Petition Calls For Open Carry At RNCThere’s a petition to allow people to bring guns to the Republican National Convention

Posted by NowThis Election on Saturday, March 26, 2016

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com