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man carries assault rifle to president Obamas speech.. legally.

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by JeffRock, Aug 18, 2009.

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  1. Aug 18, 2009 at 4:56 AM
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    PHOENIX, Arizona (CNN) -- A man toting an assault rifle was among a dozen protesters carrying weapons while demonstrating outside President Obama's speech to veterans on Monday, but no laws were broken. It was the second instance in recent days in which weapons have been seen near presidential events.
    [​IMG]A man is shown legally carrying a rifle at a protest against President Obama on Monday in Phoenix, Arizona.


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    Video from the protest in Phoenix, Arizona, shows the man standing with other protesters, with the rifle slung over his right shoulder.
    Phoenix police said authorities monitored about a dozen people carrying weapons while peacefully demonstrating.
    "It was a group interested in exercising the right to bear arms," police spokesman Sgt. Andy Hill said.
    Arizona law has nothing in the books regulating assault rifles, and only requires permits for carrying concealed weapons. So despite the man's proximity to the president, there were no charges or arrests to be made. Hill said officers explained the law to some people who were upset about the presence of weapons at the protest. [​IMG] Watch the rifle being legally carried at rally »
    "I come from another state where 'open carry' is legal, but no one does it, so the police don't really know about it and they harass people, arrest people falsely," the man, who wasn't identified, said in an interview aired by CNN affiliate KNVX. "I think that people need to get out and do it more so that they get kind of conditioned to it."
    Gun-toting protesters have demonstrated around the president before. Last week, a man protesting outside Obama's town hall meeting in New Hampshire had a gun strapped to his thigh. That state also doesn't require a license for open carry.


    U.S. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan acknowledged the incidents in New Hampshire and Arizona, but said he was not aware of any other recent events where protesters attended with open weapons. He said there was no indication that anyone had organized the incidents.
    Asked whether the individuals carrying weapons jeopardized the safety of the president, Donovan said, "Of course not."
    The individuals would never have gotten in close proximity to the president, regardless of any state laws on openly carrying weapons, he said. A venue is considered a federal site when the Secret Service is protecting the president and weapons are not allowed on a federal site, he added.
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    In both instances, the men carrying weapons were outside the venues where Obama was speaking.
    "We pay attention to this obviously ... to someone with a firearm when they open carry even when they are within state law," Donovan said. "We work with our law enforcement counterparts to make sure laws and regulations in their states are enforced."
     
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  6. Aug 18, 2009 at 7:40 AM
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    I have open carried my AR many times. When goign to the range, or camping, or to blast a Vacuum, I dont want to risk leaving it in the truck, so I carry it with me. I never get a second look. Many people out here carry all the time. My Mom and Dad both carry all the time. I know PackerfanXD carries everywhere, as do I.
     
  7. Aug 18, 2009 at 7:42 AM
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    Why? I don't get it. Why rifle at a protest just to be"flex" ?
     
  8. Aug 18, 2009 at 7:47 AM
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    A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free
    State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be
    infringed.

    The public is the Militia. WE are the public. WE are the only ones that can keep the security of a free State. OUR right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Which means, no one shall encroach upon our right regarding weapons. If someone carries a rifle to a ralley, the question "why" should never even come up.
     
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    Thanks..Chris for that enlightment. I asked "why" because I don't understand.Why rifle? Can it be something smaller than rifle?
     
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    As far as Im concerned, carry whatever you want. hell...Sometimes I carry my 10" bbrl .44 mag.
     
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    Yes, perhaps it was legal, but frankly I'd prefer people not to be walking around with rifles strapped to their backs at public events. We don't live in a 3rd world country, so why act like we do? Its called common sense and if you're hunting or in a super dangerous area that's one thing. But bringing a rifle to a peaceful event " just because" is in my opinion belligerent and doing nothing to make weapons appear in a more positive light at all, and instead does the opposite.
     
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    I hear ya. BUT...in the past, during the events in which a crazed gunman began firing his weapon into inocent civilians, imagin what would have happend had 1 armed (legally) person could have prevented? Not too long ago, a gunman came into a resturant, and began shooting the place up. 1 female, who was carrying legaly, ended the shooting, saving who knows how many. Everyone I know that carries a weapon, is generally more polite, and curtious when armed. And I feel safer knowing Im surounded by them.
     
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    Being a survivor from the genocide, guns in general scared me
     
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    I, too, am concerned when I see stuff like this, in the sence that the right to bear arms should not even be an issue.
     
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    A Gun is no more dangerous than a hammer, razor knife, axe, or any other tool. If handled propperly. All can cause harm, but in the end, ts the user. I have never seen a gun running amok down the street shooting people.
     
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    I think the bottom line is that people should have the utmost respect for firearms. Not sure if I see that being fulfilled in the story.
     
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    I would say it is. His finger is off the trigger, and the muzzle is pointed in a safe direction. ;)
     
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