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Cleveland open-carry advocates defend their right to bear arms at the RNC

Ahead of this week's Republican National Convention, VICE News met with proponents of open-carry laws in the city.

After the recent attacks on police in Texas and Louisiana, the head of Cleveland's police union asked Ohio Governor John Kasich to suspend the state's open-carry gun laws during the Republican National Convention. The governor denied the request, saying he doesn't have the authority to make such a move, but with tens of thousands of people coming to the city, the gun issue remains cause for concern.


Ahead of the convention, VICE News spoke with proponents of open-carry laws.

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