Cleveland: Classic Example of Open Carry Effectiveness

Cleveland: Classic Example of Open Carry Effectiveness


Is there a better example of how open carry law serves as a detriment to would be shooters than the recent success of the GOP Convention in Cleveland, Ohio? I’d say not.

Present were a lot of radicals up to causing trouble for the proceedings including an in your face ‘armed to the teeth’ vigilant New Black Panther Group. So concerned about possibilities becoming probabilities, Stephen Loomis, the president of the Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Association, sent a letter to Ohio Governor John Kasich asking him to restrict Ohio’s “open carry” law for Cuyahoga County for a week. Among Loomis’s comments were: “Somebody’s got to do something. What we have now is completely irresponsible.”

Jeff Larson, the convention chairman echoed Governor Kasich’s response that Kasich didn’t have the authority: “The governor can’t simply say, I’m going to relax [the law] for a day.” Besides, said Larson, “The open carry laws in Ohio haven’t changed.… They’ve been in effect for quite some time. [We’ve] had a number of big events that have taken place with open carry without any issues.”

Of course, helping this fine outcome was the awesome contingency preparedness established by a consortium of law enforcement and other government agencies. America should be proud of Cleveland, Ohio planning and implementation of securing a successful national event under the scrutiny of high profile international news coverage.


It’s pretty obvious that shooters really hate the thought of ‘visibly packing others’ could shoot back. And even worse for them, is not knowing who is legally carrying ‘concealed.’ Here in Idaho it could drive would be shooters nuts wondering about concealed carrying citizens because our citizens no longer even need a permit to legally carry concealed. ‘Permitless concealed carry’ can literally be everywhere. What a state! Thank you Idaho legislators and Governor Otter.

Special kudos should go to Greg Pruett of the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance who doggedly spearheaded a movement around the state by traveling all over Idaho speaking to gatherings of concerned patriots and affecting such influence through them and their joint efforts with our legislators to reap an overwhelming congressional vote pressuring Governor Otter to sign it into law.

See the fine article written by the attorney, Alexandria Kincaid: The Four-Year Rickety Road to Permitless Carry in Idaho. How the People of Idaho MADE it Happen.”