RNC Saw This Many Arrests For Gun-Related Incidents
The weeks leading up to the Republican National Convention, held at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, were filled with demands that open carry be banned by executive order. The president of the Police Patrolman’s Association, Steve Loomis, was convinced there would be mayhem and blood in the streets if guns were allowed in the open. Turns out, he was wrong.
Of the final tally of 23 RNC-related arrests made by Cleveland Police during the week of the convention, authorities told Guns.com on Wednesday there were no open carry arrests or issues.
The fear that so many diverse groups being in such close quarters with guns was unfounded, as groups such as the New Black Panther Party and Oath Keepers rubbed elbows with little to no cause for concern. While guns were not allowed inside the arena, guns were permitted under Ohio law to be on the outside of the property.