Cleveland has banned a wide array of items inside a broad zone in downtown Cleveland around the convention site, including water guns, toy guns, knives, aerosol cans, rope, tennis balls and others. But because of Ohio’s open carry laws, protesters who legally own a firearm will be allowed to carry it near the convention center.
Could get absurd where it's OK to gun down people with toy guns, but not real ones. "Sorry, Captain! I thought it was a fake!" "No, officer, it was real. Give me your badge." "But the victim, I mean perpetrator, was black or a hippie at least!" "Oh, ok then."