7 Tips to Stay Safe at the RNC in Cleveland

“…Carry the following items with you, and make sure you can get your hands on at least one of these when you need it: a fully charged cell phone (for obvious reasons), a pen or pencil, a comb or a hairbrush, and a car key. All these are completely legal. Besides the cell phone, the other objects can be used very effectively as weapons against an attacker.”

I have never been to Cleveland… Anyone?

  • Ohio is an Open Carry state. I recommend an AR-15, a Colt 1911, and a Glock 43.

    Actually, if you’re in an area that is ‘sensitive’ to weapons, a mechanical pencil is a great thing to have in your pocket. There is an entire martial art built around using the very similar Kubotan – just get a good solid one piece pencil. There are lots of videos available for using it, and you can usually carry one on an airplane.

    Cleveland is widely known as ‘the mistake by the lake’.

    • Exile1981

      Is it one of the states where you can have a personal flame thrower?

  • canminuteman

    I went to Cleveland with my (Canadian) cadet band to take part in the 4th July parade in about 1978. I don’t remember much about it oddly enough.

    • mobuyus

      Did you do the martian dust?

  • Clink9

    I drove through Cleveland in 1991. It looked pretty bad then.

    • Millie_Woods

      Something tells me it’s about to get a lot worse.

  • Spatchcocked

    The old joke was….when you ask where all the flies go in the winter…the answer was Cleveland.

    Which is kinda amusing…

  • Yusuf_al_Kafir

    ‘Don’t slow down in East Cleveland or you’ll die
    Our economy’s based on Lebron James’

    (That’s arguably the greatest video ever uploaded to YouTube … hahaha)

  • Minicapt

    Stay clear of the burning river.


  • jack burns

    Kevlar and 2 Glocks.

  • jack burns

    Jim Jarmusch filmed ‘Stranger than Paradise’ there. Worth a look, sort of.

  • Kell

    Was born and raised there (left 2002), IF you can avoid it, stay clear or the neighborhoods outside of downtown, with all the democrats living there and running shit into the ground, this convention should be a…RIOT!