Cleveland police union President calls for suspension of 2nd Amendment for GOP convention

John Kasich 2nd Amendment

In the wake of Baton Rouge Police Union urges Gov. Kasich to Suspend the Second Amendment saying “I don’t care if it’s constitutional or not at this point”.

In the wake of the Baton Rouge police shooting that left three police dead, the Cleveland Police Union President Stephen Loomis has sent a letter to Gov. Kasich urging him to suspend the second amendment of the constitution in the city during the RNC convention. Commenting on the request, Loomis said the following to CNN:

“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”.

Gov. Kasich offered a response through a spokesperson saying “Ohio Governors do not have the power to arbitrarily suspend federal and state constitutional rights or state law as suggested.”

This is the natural inclination of a despotic government. The only response they have to a heinous crime is to suspend the bill of rights? The retired officer in the video above practically spelled out what he thinks Kasich should be doing. He says “call the president” and “declare a state of emergency.” So now we get to watch the media trot out retired cops or whomever, so that they can call us cowards for not throwing away our constitution. If cops and elected leaders want to go down this wholly unconstitutional route, I can promise you… they won’t like the result and neither will we if we go along.

Kevin Batts

I'm a veteran and I spent two tours overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan. I’m from Oklahoma, but I reside in the great state of Texas. I work in the energy sector. I was raised in extreme poverty by a single parent who did all she could to raise my sisters and I. During my time in the military I struggled with severe PTSD. Without God, I wouldn't have made it through these struggles. My experiences, both good and bad, helped shape my worldview. I’m a believer of conservative and Libertarian principles. In my heart, I'm a Conservatarian, a classic liberal and a promoter of the bill of rights and the rule of law. At the intersection of liberty & justice is where you will find me. I've never been comfortable with blind nationalism. I love America. Most of all I love American exceptionalism. I love the principles enshrined in the bill of rights and the limits placed on the federal government through the constitution. Our liberty is what makes us exceptional. Small "r" republicanism is what keeps us from killing each other. These ideals aren't about perfection. There are no utopias in this life. We can only succeed when we strive to leave each other to our own endeavors with love, compassion and malice toward none.