Private property and trespass would be my guess. Blanket prohibition, even if not legal, signed by the venue owners and those leasing might convince some that they can do so.They said that around the convention center they are able to "suspend" rights. I'm guessing the immediate area around it but are only able to do it so far from the venue...how is that legal?
Agreed. How do they "suspend" in a six block radius? I looked under Ohio's emergencies powers codes and could see nothing that would allow the Governor to suspend rights in a six block radius. I'm either mistaken, or the cops and the Governor are about to break the law.The dude in the vid is a total statist who hates rights...
Stephen Loomis said:"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, told CNN. "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."
Bold mine.Stephen Loomis said:"We are going to be looking very, very hard at anyone who has an open carry," he said. "An AR-15, a shotgun, multiple handguns. It's irresponsible of those folks -- especially right now -- to be coming downtown with open carry AR's or anything else. I couldn't care less if it's legal or not. We are constitutional law enforcement, we love the Constitution, support it and defend it, but you can't go into a crowded theater and scream fire. And that's exactly what they're doing by bringing those guns down there."
"Don't open carry, hide any gun you may have where I can't see it and I can close my eyes and wish upon a star that everyone is unarmed... (well, except me, Officer Friendly, that is.)"
It's the honest people that are openly carrying, I haven't heard of that many thugs or ne'er do wells carry any other way than concealed.