The head of the Cleveland police union called on Ohio Gov. John Kasich to ban the open carry of firearms in areas around the upcoming Republican National Convention, citing Sunday’s fatal shooting of police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and placed blame for the shooting on President Obama.
Saying a lack of leadership contributed to the Baton Rouge shooting, Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Association President Stephen Loomis said President Obama has “blood on his hands,” in an interview on Fox News.
“The president of the United States validated the false narrative and the nonsense that Black Lives Matter and the media are pressing out out there to the public, validated it with this divisive statements and now we see an escalation,” Mr. Loomis said, noting statements the president made following recent shootings of civilians by police. “This has got to end. We need some leadership in this country to come and put an end to this.”
Can anyone blame the police? I sure can not blame them one bit. I imagine their nerves are on edge and although this may infringe on rights this will go along way to prevent some innocent citizen from getting shot or some moron who thinks nothing applies to them.