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List Of Prohibited Items at RNC Convention

As a condition of entry, the following items are inadmissible for safety and security reasons and will not be permitted within the security perimeter established for the 2012 Republican National Convention.

*Weapons, firearms or knives (regardless of size)
*Plastic replicas of weapons (including toy guns)
*Explosives / Fireworks
*Umbrellas (unless provided by the Committee on Arrangements or the 2021 Tampa Bay Host Committee)
*Poles and Sticks
*Laser lights and laser pointers
*Whole Fruit
*Containers of any type (bottles, cans, spray canisters)
*Mace / Pepper Spray / tasers / stun guns, or similar devices
*Sharp and /or pointed objects : razor blades, scissors, knitting needles, screw drivers, etc.
*Leatherman or similar tools
*Whistles, noise makers, horns or drums, unless authorized by convention officials
*Banners, signs or placards
*Flashlights, unless authorized by the Committee on Arrangements Event Production or Security Divisions
*Unopened envelopes or packages(items must be open and available for inspection / screening)
*CAMCORDERS and cases, large cameras with lens (over four inches) - does NOT apply to media.
*Voice enchancement devices, such as bullhorns - does not apply to media
*Tripods for cameras - does not apply to media
*Backpacks or carry cases for binoculars, cameras - does not apply to media

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also prohibited: * common

also prohibited:

* common sense
* first principles
* honest expression
* the rule of law

gold = money
war = health of the state
liberty = prosperity

Bumping for importance...

This is important.

I'm a serial entrepreneur and liberty activist from Texas!



to keep info in mind.



"Unopened envelopes or

"Unopened envelopes or packages(items must be open and available for inspection / screening"

They want to be able to read any of your papers to get access? That's amazing.

Take a sign to Tampa

Here is how all delegates can get a sign in: http://www.dailypaul.com/234011/i-am-the-ron-paul-revolution...

Rubber snakes

All liberty fans and delegates bring Rubber Snakes and hold them high. This is something the media can't ignore. We will Always remind our Government: DON'T TREAD ON ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Banners, Signs?

Well there were plenty of banners and signs at the convention in '08!!!


they forgot to list spines, brains, and souls



From what I see, cameras are not prohibited, or phones. This refers to a big thing, like the case, that I have, for my old VHS-C camera. I get better videos on my new small camera. And, they're digital, at that!LOL!!

My favorite...


Tomato... Fruit or Vegetable?

Choose wisely.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

i thought for sure

the pocket Constitution would head the list.

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

SteveMT's picture

These two non-prohibited items should be fine.

1. 1 ounce of silver to hold up when Romney talks about auditing the Federal Reserve (Ya think that will happen?)

2. A copy of Atlas Shrugged to hold up with Ryan tells us that he wants to balance the budget and reduce the size of government. (Even a more remote possibility.)

If these subjects are omitted from their speeches, both of these items are solid and have other potential uses.



"It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from his government." - Thomas Paine

(╮°-°)╮┳━┳ (╯°□°)╯┻━┻ "RON PAUL 2012 DAMNIT!"

Stinkbombs allowed

Stinkbombs allowed then right? Those create an awful sulfur rotten egg smell. I mean the list sounds like they expect are people to create utter chaos. Not even being allowed to film it though... straight up Nazis.

Rubber Rattle Snakes?

I know horses LOVE those things!


bring honesty or truth, you will be tazed

Does mace refer to the spray

Does mace refer to the spray kind or the club with a spiky head that was used in medieval combat?

Can I bring HALF a watermelon?

Softballs are kosher?

Bring a good quality pocket

Bring a good quality pocket camera/video recorder/cellphone, etc. but expect the RNC to pull some "dirty tricks" to stack the results in their favor. Oh, and also--bring extra batteries. This convention will last a lot longer than the local ones did. You don't want your video recorder/cell phone to go dead just when you need it the most!


Markers in dark colors and customize the Mitt placards they pass out be creative!take your shirts off and use your skin a as your canvas that or white shirts!


bringing my whistle :), they'll have to take it from my cold dead hand

Complain About and Remove Romney placards, signs or banners.

Notice Ron Paul and Romney pins are allowed. Do not allow them to take away your Ron Paul pin. If they try , ask to speak to the manager, supervisor or who ever is in charge. Do not take the word of a peon who is probably prejudiced. A pin is not a placard. Plus notice stickers are also allowed. They will probably be passing out Romney stickers. Get permission ahead to pass out Ron Paul stickers to whoever wishes one. This is standard at a convention anyway. If they allow Romney stuff but not Ron Paul stuff, call your lawyer right away and complain. they can be sued for discrimination This is against the law. Get names, places, comments. Write in diary, to be later used in court. Talk to your lawyer ahead possibly. Especially complain if you are a recognized minority. You can sue for all the money you spent to go to the convention plus injury etc, if they discriminate against you. You are not there just for the heck of it and you did not scrape together money to get there for nothing and to be treated in such a way. Afterall, remember you are a USA Delegate sent there to represent us other citizens of the USA. You are a dignitary and should be treated as such. Us Ron Paul backers and delegates that are not going possibly can do a class action suit if our fellow Ron Paul delegates are harmed, hurt, embarrassed, harrassed, or treated unfairly and in any undignified manner. Thank you delegates going to Tampa !

Be Nice

No rotten veggies.
Be Sweet.
Cream Pies.

Susie 4 Liberty's picture

They forgot the ultimate disruptive weapon

a toothpick

Susie 4 Liberty

Cyril's picture

Thanks for the big smile I

Thanks for the big smile I just had!

Mouarf :D

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


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What about whole vegetables?

Rotten tomato for Romney!

freedumb is not free!

tomatoes are fruit

How about a potato?