There are plenty of places and situations where guns may be restricted and/or prohibited. Even LEOs have to check their weapons when entering certain facilities like jails and courthouses.
They could easily prohibit people from bringing firearms into a certain area of the city, on a temporary basis. There's nothing unconstitutional about it. You don't like it, don't attend the protest, the convention, football game or whatever event is being held. Allowing people to bring guns within the security perimeter of the convention is sheer stupidity.
What is unconstitutional is prohibiting people from bearing arms, universally and permanently, throughout public spaces.
That attitude, mentality, thought process, indifference, or whatever else it can be called, on the part of police unions, police administration, and ultimately the rank-in-file is what has gotten us to this point today in NY. The lines are easily blurred between legitimate temporary restrictions and them being turned into permanent restrictions. All it takes is one big mouth, thug, yahoo union boss to say something like that. The politicians buy into it real fast. The police commissioners love him for it. The rank-in-file only see more $$$ due to an ever greater need for them because they are the only protection game in town, and their the only ones with the guns (other than the bad guys that keep them working overtime).
Edited by firemanvin, July 20 2016 - 07:27 AM.