The New Black Panther Party terrorist organization is apparently planning on attending the GOP Convention in Cleveland this year, and it looks like they’re not going to be up to anything good while there.
For those unaware, the shooter in Dallas who massacred five police officers was a member of the NBPP at one point, and was a vehement supporter of the group up until he was dispatched from earth by a bomb-toting robot. Now members of the same group, who share the same racist, anti-police views, are planning on heading to Cleveland this year to “protect” those who will be protesting – and they intend on being armed while doing so.
“If it is an open state to carry, we will exercise our Second Amendment rights because there are other groups threatening to be there that are threatening to do harm to us,” Hashim Nzinga, chairman of the New Black Panther Party, told Reuters.
While we normally encourage everyone to exercise their right to bear arms, the NBPP isn’t exactly full of peaceful, upstanding citizens. In fact, even the Southern Poverty Law Center – a known leftist organization – has labeled them as a hate group and “a virulently racist and anti-Semitic organization whose leaders have encouraged violence against whites, Jews and law enforcement officers.”
Apparently it’s legal in Ohio to openly carry firearms as well. Concealed weapons still require a permit, but the open display of arms isn’t forbidden by law, although local police are urging everyone to leave their boom sticks at home if they’re going to be out either protesting or counter-demonstrating.
“The last thing in the world we need is anybody walking around here with AR-15s strapped to their back,” Stephen Loomis, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, told the New York Times.
Hopefully the demonstrations in Cleveland remain peaceful, and everyone is able to exercise their First Amendment rights without incident. Although if prior Trump rallies, where unhinged leftists have violently attacked otherwise peaceful attendees, are any indicator of what’s to come, GOP supporters should watch their six as they make their way around town.