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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