Donald Trump says he wants to study a petition that calls for allowing the open carry of guns at the Republican convention this July in Cleveland.
While proclaiming himself “a very, very strong person for Second Amendment,” the Republican front-runner told ABC’s This Week that “I have not seen the petition. I want to see what it says. I want to read the fine print.”
Posted on the website change.org, the petition of unknown origin notes that “though Ohio is an open carry state, which allows for the open carry of guns, the hosting venue — the Quicken Loans Arena — strictly forbids the carry of firearms on their premises.” That “is a direct affront to the Second Amendment and puts all attendees at risk,” said the petition that has more than 35,000 signers as of Sunday.
The other Republican presidential candidates — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich — have not commented on the open carry petition.