By Dean Weingarten
Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- The head of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association has asked Governor Kasich to suspend the Constitution, declare an emergency, or some such, in order to ban the legal open carry of firearms in Cuyahoga County for the period of the Republican convention. Fortunately, Governor Kasich understands the limits of government power. There is no authority for him to do this. There is no emergency. There is no indication that the open carry of firearms threatens the police. In a Fox television interview, retired Police Lt. Steve Rogers says that police lives are at risk. He does not say why or how. From foxnews.com:
Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s office rebuffed a call Sunday from the Cleveland police union to ban the open carry of firearms during the Republican National Convention, in the wake of the deadly shooting of police officers in Baton Rouge.
FOX 8 reported earlier that Steve Loomis, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, is asking Kasich to prohibit open carry this week in Cuyahoga County, which surrounds Cleveland.
There were upwards of 20 open …Read the Rest