Ohio governor Kasich: No authority to revoke open carry gun law

Rob Dobi

Rob Dobi

Loomis told Fox8 that lawyers were working on the request now.

Williams said during a morning news briefing that Cleveland police commanders will inform those who choose to open carry what their responsibilities are under OH law.

OH state has an open carry gun law, which allows for licensed firearm owners to wear weapons in public.

Kasich, who has pushed programs to heal rifts between communities and police after several fatal police shootings, said those bonds must be "reset and rebuilt". "Everyone has an important role to play in that renewal", Kasich spokeswoman Emmalee Kalmbach said.

Williams says he's hearing that anarchists, separatists, anti-Trump protesters, "everyone is coming to Cleveland to protest or exercise their First Amendment rights".

Student have started a Change.org petition asking the administration to guarantee student safety while 1,900 police and National Guardsmen are housed at CWRU, and to limit the officers' privileges during their stay.

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump posted a message on his Facebook and Twitter accounts, condemning the attack and calling for action.

Two weeks ago Baton Rogue Police shot and killed 37-year-old Anton Sterling which sparked nationwide protests over police-involved shootings of blacks.

Over the last past month, all eyes have been focused on the rift between law enforcement and the African-American community.

"We're talking about the presidents and CEOs of major corporations from around the world, and so we're not talking about football fans anymore", said Guy Coviello with the Regional Chamber.

Kasich said he is unable to issue the order due to state and federal laws, through a spokesperson. Guns will be banned inside the convention hall, but can be carried outside.

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After the news conference, he said in an interview that his officers have been trained to approach anyone carrying a gun openly and explain the law to them.

"We'll be praying here to continue to have a safe week in here".

He remained optimistic about how the police are prepared for the upcoming convention, where an estimated 50,000 people are expected to flood the OH city.

"The President of the United States validated the false narrative and the nonsense that Black Lives Matter and the media are pressing out to the public, validated it with his very divisive statements, and now we see an escalation", he told Fox News.

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