The organizers of the Presidential Debate at Cleveland Clinic prohibited various weapons in the event zone. The area surrounding Cleveland Clinic Main Campus - East 79th Street to Stokes Boulevard, and Hough to Cedar Avenue, was designated as the event zone.
Axes, swords, sabers, Lumber, and glass bottles will be among the items banned within the designated area. Additionally, BB guns, airguns, paint guns, water guns, projectile launchers, and any outlawed firearms will not be allowed in the event zone. However, legal conventional firearms were not included in the forbidden list. The ommission of guns is because Ohio laws forbid local governments from prohibiting firearms in public places.
Ohio is a gun-friendly state, which allows permitless open carry and concealed carry with a valid license. The state has some of the strongest preemption laws in the country. Various local jurisdictions in Buckeye State have attempted to pass gun control measures, but Ohio courts have nullified them.
However, both Cleveland Clinic and the Secret Service have the right to declare a gun-free zone during the event. Additionally, Cleveland Clinic already has a policy prohibiting firearms on its premises. However, enforcing such a ban during the presidential debate would be a complicated and controversial affair.
The organizers relocated the event after the initial hosts, the University of Notre Dame, pulled out because of coronavirus-related inconveniences. The event will now take place at the Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion, on Tuesday, September 29,2020. The Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University will also participate in organizing the event. Cleveland Clinic will also be the health security advisors for all the debates.
Case Western Reserve University participated in the 2004 Vice Presidential debate between Dick Cheney and John Edward, which garnered over 40 million viewers. The upcoming Presidential Debate will run for 90 minutes and attract an audience of about 100 million.
Failing to ban firearms during the Presidential Debate will be a slap in the face for Democrats and gun control activists who wish to make the gun debate the primary agenda for the elections.
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