Firearms will not be allowed into convention hall according to the Secret Service even though there is a petition pushing for it.

The agency said on Monday it won’t allow any firearms past a perimeter and into the convention hall, despite the urging of pro-gun activists who called for Ohio’s open-carry laws to extend into the arena.

A Secret Service spokesman said:

Individuals determined to be carrying firearms will not be allowed past a predetermined outer perimeter checkpoint, regardless of whether they possess a ticket to the event.

The agency said federal law authorizes them to prevent firearms from entering sites that protectees are visiting.

Only authorized law enforcement personnel working in conjunction with the Secret Service for a particular event may carry a firearm inside of the protected site.

The petition which was started online a week ago already had almost 45,000 signatures on it by Monday afternoon.