Armed Black Protesters Cause Cleveland Police To Call For Temp Suspension Of “Second Amendment” Open Carry Law

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So, I’ll ask this before we even get into the story! If a group of armed white protesters turned up in Cleveland would the police be asking for the open carry law to be temporarily revoked? What do yo think?
The head of Cleveland’s largest police union has just called on Ohio Gov. John Kasich to temporarily restrict the state’s open carry gun laws and the Second Amendment during this week’s Republican National Convention.

John Kasich, Ohio Governer, has been asked by the head of Cleveland’s largest police union to temporarily ban the open carry gun laws during this week’s Republican National Convention due to the arrival of several armed black protesters!

Source: http://countercurrentnews.com/2016/07/rnc-black-open-carry-protesters/

Counter Current News reported:

This call comes as members of various Black “Open Carry” and self-defense organizations began arriving in the city.

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When various “gun rights” groups, with predominantly pro-Republican agendas and predominantly Caucasian members said they planned to show up, there was still no call from the police. Suddenly, as more and more African American armed protesters began checking in on the streets of Cleveland, the police made the call to the governor.

“We are sending a letter to Gov. Kasich requesting assistance from him. He could very easily do some kind of executive order or something – I don’t care if it’s constitutional or not at this point,” Stephen Loomis, president of Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, audaciously said.

Ohio police, like police in every other state, are sworn to uphold not only the federal and state constitutions, but also the laws of the state they work in. This was a clear call for the police to write the laws themselves, on the fly.

“They can fight about it after the RNC or they can lift it after the RNC, but I want him to absolutely outlaw open-carry in Cuyahoga County until this RNC is over,” he continued.

State law in Ohio allows legal firearm owners to carry their weapons in public. In fact, this is in the Ohio state constitution itself. There’s no getting around that, even by a proposed executive order.

More astonishingly, this shows how little even the higher ups in the Cleveland police understand the way the law actually works.

With the small exception of a so-called “secure zone” set up inside and around the Quicken Loans Arena, protesters are legally allowed to walk around the city – including within its 1.7 square mile regulated “event zone” – with any firearm that is legal in the state.

Kasich, for his part, responding to the request, saying: “Ohio governors do not have the power to arbitrarily suspend federal and state constitutional rights or state laws as suggested.”

Seriously!

Read more here.

PUBLIC NOTE: The opinions expressed in this article are the author's own and do not reflect the view of the Urban Intellectuals, affiliates or partners.

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22 COMMENTS

  1. Did no one read the article? The police were concerned after reports came in that guns right groups would be there and that the NBP would show up. That means two armed groups that typically have stark contrasting political views. This could lead to a shoot out in the streets due to some asshole saying the wrong thing. That is the concern, not skin color.

    Additionally, the media appears to want to push the narrative that there is so called systematic racism against blacks. Many people, including a black economist from Harvard, found that you are more likely to be shot by a cop if you are white.

    • Lying pussy! You are the worst kind of liar. You have no conscience and you are racially motivated. Create your smoke screen. We can see through it.

    • Why have firearms at all if not to use them? Haven’t you heard of dangerous fun? I would love to see armed groups fighting it out in the streets.
      Isn’t this the NRA’S wet dream? Who cares if these imbeciles kill each other off? Good riddance to bad rubbish.

      At least it won’t be innocent children gunned down in their classrooms.

    • This happened LAST YEAR 2016 – why are you guys just reporting this now? You’re making every republican look stupid or frightening them into being stupid. Surprise nothing happened!

    • There are WAY more whites in this country than POC. All things being equal, more whites would get shot than people of color. duh! When the incidents of shootings reflect the racial/ethnic makeup of the country, THEN we might imagine that we’re approaching “equality.”

  2. If you take an oath to defend the constitution against all enemies, foreign or domestic, then become a domestic enemy of the constitution, shouldn’t you resign?

  3. The chief is a little pussy along with all the his officers that are crying like little bitches. Chief, the constitution was written for a reason and for people like you. Take your gun, badge, cuffs and radio away and you and your crew are normal everyday citizens who can get their ass’s kicked and honestly thats what needs to happen because to many of you hide behind the law. You are not the law, you can’t write the law, you only represent the law. REMEMBER THAT!

  4. I have to agree with Jarred here, it’s not the color that’s the concern but rather the possible collision of the two opposing groups while armed to the teeth.

    Also, wasn’t the RNC last year? Oh yeah, look at that, the source article date is one year old (to the day) from the posting of this article. Looks like whoever was looking for news to write about forgot what year it was and brought up something from last year….whoops.

  5. Just note, this took place last year. Curious that this is just now being reported on here. Not to distract from the issue at hand. It’s still disturbing.

  6. This happened a year ago, and the law wasn’t suspended. Are you all so easily fooled by this obvious attempt at propaganda? What a farce. This is why nobody takes you seriously anymore outside your own social media circlejerks.

  7. RE those statistics…where are all the stories of whites being shot & killed while unarmed, during traffic stops, in their homes, in the streets? Let’s get those stories out there!

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