Ohio Gov. John Kasich's office tells The Daily Beast he cannot ban open carry of firearms at the Republican convention in Cleveland. "Law enforcement is a noble, essential calling and we all grieve that we've again seen attacks on officers," spokeswoman Emmalee Kalmbach said in a statement. "Ohio governors do not have the power to arbitrarily suspend federal and state constitutional rights or state laws as suggested." Hours earlier, the president of the Cleveland police union asked Kasich to ban all open carrying of weapons in Cuyahoga County after six police officers were shot in Baton Rouge on Sunday morning, three of them fatally.
— Jackie Kucinich