COLUMBUS – Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he doesn’t have authority to suspend the state’s law allowing people to openly carry guns.
The request by union president Steve Loomis followed Sunday morning’s fatal shooting of three police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Kasich says Ohio governors don’t have the power to arbitrarily suspend federal and state constitutional rights or laws.
Kasich, a Republican, called law enforcement a noble and essential calling and said people are grieving again after new attacks on officers.
Kasich says the bonds between communities and police must be reset and rebuilt.