Republican National Convention Prohibited Items

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
  • Baseballs
  • Umbrellas*
  • Strollers
  • Poles and sticks
  • Laser lights and laser pointers
  • Coolers
  • Whole fruit
  • Containers of any type (bottles/cans/spray canisters)
  • Aerosols
  • 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 opened and available for inspection/screening)
  • Folding chairs
  • Camcorders and cases, large cameras with lens (over four inches)**
  • Voice enhancement devices, such as bullhorns**
  • Tripods for cameras**
  • Backpacks or carry cases for binoculars, cameras**
  • Any Items deemed unsafe by security personnel

Storage of prohibited items or any other items will not be offered

*Unless provided by the Committee on Arrangements or the 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committee
** Does not apply to media