According to a report from CBS, There are security concerns for the Republican National Convention next in Cleveland next week, but Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy says his agency is prepared. People can openly carry some weapons in Ohio, so they are planning for armed protesters. This is being used as an advantage to some groups such as the “Black Panthers” who recently stated that they would be present with firearms to “Defend themselves” from threats. Here is a quote from the leader of the group:

“If it is an open state to carry, we will exercise our Second Amendment rights because there are other groups threatening to be there that are threatening to do harm to us,” Nzinga said, Reuters reported. “If that state allows us to bear arms, the Panthers and the others who can legally bear arms will bear arms.” FULL STORY

But Clancy also told CBS News that its actually the campaign trail where the threat has grown. Protecting the candidates is getting tougher — and offenders are getting braver. “I would say the candidate threat picture is slightly elevated,” Clancy told CBS News’ Jeff Pegues. “People are bolder … we have to be prepared for that.” FULL REPORT