Why would Security in Dallas STOP checking for Guns before Obama speech?

DALLAS -- Security details at Barack Obama's rally Wednesday stopped screening people for weapons at the front gates more than an hour before the Democratic presidential candidate took the stage at Reunion Arena.

The order to put down the metal detectors and stop checking purses and laptop bags came as a surprise to several Dallas police officers who said they believed it was a lapse in security.

Dallas Deputy Police Chief T.W. Lawrence, head of the Police Department's homeland security and special operations divisions.

The order -- apparently made by the U.S. Secret Service -- was meant to speed up the long lines outside and fill the arena's vacant seats before Obama came on.

Is Karl Rove in Dallas?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I'll believe the SS on this one when they quit checking people within miles of that creep G.W.Bush.

    Apparently their shooter got lost in the parking lot...

  • 1 decade ago

    You gave us the answer.

    ..."The order -- apparently made by the U.S. Secret Service -- was meant to speed up the long lines outside and fill the arena's vacant seats before Obama came on."

    Really. Does everything have to be a conspiracy?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i'm sure all of the people at an obama rally are all good law abiding citizens....no worries.

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