Monday, July 18, 2016

Governor Kasich Says No to Unconstitutional Ban on Open Carry, Violation of Oath

The head of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association has asked Governor Kasich to suspend the Constitution, declare an emergency, or somesuch, in order to ban the legal open carry of firearms in Cuyahoga County for the period of the Republican convention. Fortunately, 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 Lt. of Police, Steve Rogers says that police live are at risk.  He does not say why or how. From
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 carriers in Texas at the Black Lives Matter protest march.  A hidden sniper killed five police officers.  None of the open carry marchers had anything to do with the shooting. So why is retired Lt. Rogers growing fantatic about the supposed risk?

Hard to say.  A hundred years ago, a group of black people who openly carried guns would likely not have been tolerated in Cleveland.  A hundred years ago, it was white people who were openly racist.  That has all changed.  Today it is Democrats who say black people should not be armed.  Funny, it was Democrats who said they should not be armed a hundred years ago.

The Governor took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.  So did the Cleveland police.  The police chief in Cleveland might remind them of that fact.

I predict that there will not be any problems with open carry and the Republican convention.  The police will be vigilant, and that is a positive thing.  But they will not be unconstitutionally disarming people of any color.

It is not only guns, but digital recording devices that will be protecting Constitutional rights in Cleveland.

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1 comment:

Wireless.Phil said...

Cleveland is 20-25 miles from me and that is the last damn place I'd want to be!

On the Cleveland news this morning.
They advise against open carry during the RNC.
One white guy had his AR-15 on his shoulder talking to the news media from downtown, I didn't listen much to what he said.

Just go to and search the page for "open carry"
Several articles.

Here is one from July 13th (in part)

Police, city address security threats ahead of RNC

Unveiled their new Joint Information Center

Tall metal so-called global fences have already started going up downtown. Those fences will keep people out of the downtown secure zone, including protestors, some of whom have expressed an interest in open carry.

Ohio law allows it and despite their opposition to the law, Mayor Jackson and Chief Williams said they will follow it, but will closely monitor those with weapons exposed.