Cleveland Police Union President Steve Loomis called for a ban on open carry at the RNC in the wake of the Baton Rouge shootings and his request was thoroughly rebuked. Ohio Governor John Kasich(R) rejected the Union’s request Sunday for executive action in suspending firearms rights.
Kasich’s Press Secretary Emmalee Kalmbach made this official statement on behalf of the governor, “Law enforcement is a noble, essential calling and we all grieve that we’ve again seen attacks on officers. Ohio governors do not have the power to arbitrarily suspend federal and state constitutional rights or state laws as suggested.”
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