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Man carrying assault weapon attends Obama protest

August 18th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Man carrying assault weapon attends Obama protest

PHOENIX (AP) – About a dozen people carrying guns, including one with a military-style rifle, milled among protesters outside the convention center where President Barack Obama was giving a speech Monday – the latest incident in which protesters have openly displayed firearms near the president.

Gun-rights advocates say they’re exercising their constitutional right to bear arms and protest, while those who argue for more gun control say it could be a disaster waiting to happen.

Phoenix police said the gun-toters at Monday’s event, including the man carrying an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle slung over his shoulder, didn’t need permits. No crimes were committed, and no one was arrested.

The man with the rifle declined to be identified but told The Arizona Republic that he was carrying the assault weapon because he could. “In Arizona, I still have some freedoms,” he said.

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Man carrying assault weapon attends Obama protest

No one was shot, no one was hurt, no one fought, there was NO violence. How can that possibly be?

I thought the general perception of the anti-gun cabal, and a few less than stellar elected officials from the right was that if we carried guns openly there would be blood running in the streets?

I guess we were just lucky this time.

Yeah, that had to be it, lucky.

Of course the video is from CNN, and it has that typical CNN *harbinger of doom* thing going on, but other than that, this is a great story of what happens when SANE American gun owner are on the scene!

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15 Responses to “Man carrying assault weapon attends Obama protest”

  1. comment number 1 by: cary - Botan Ichihara

    The guy’s name is Chris.

    He had the audacity to openly carry weapons in an open-carry state.

    He was also nicely dressed, in a white shirt and slacks.

    Might as well use the rights we have while we still have them.

    There is also one other item of note about him – but I will let you guess what it was. It is mentioned in the video, but only in passing. It certainly made for an awkward moment when the MSM couldn’t play their favorite card.

  2. comment number 2 by: mrchuck

    There are ONLY 3 categories of the human race on this planet, Earth.
    Caucasian
    Asian
    Negroid
    Don’t believe it,,,,,look it up.
    All other human beings,, are mixes of the above 3 types.
    Yep, it’s true.

    Therefore, I state fairly that the photo of the well dressed man carrying the slung-over-shoulder AR-15, 223 caliber semi-automatic rifle, was of the Negro category.
    AND THIS WAS AT AN OBAMA POLITICAL RALLY.

    Maybe this was an “Obama Guard??”

    I’d love to hear what the Pelosi’s of the world were muttering when they saw this on TV.

    I just wonder IF the negro downtrodden can and will start a real war, on their own. aka kill whitey.

    Or will it take a Pelosi type leadership type to do it.

  3. comment number 3 by: TexasFred

    Yeah, I saw it too…

  4. comment number 4 by: TexasFred

    I wrote the piece, posted it, watched the video, ALL of it, and I never mentioned the race of the guy, mostly because, his RACE didn’t matter to me… :?

    And I get called a RACIST by a certain few because of MY stand on ILLEGALS?? Amazing…

    What has this got to do, in ANY way, with a RACE WAR? Or Pelosi?? Or taking sides??

    The guy was exercising his RIGHTS as an American gun owner, and personally, I don’t care what his race is…

  5. comment number 5 by: Gawfer

    This is tragic!

    Can’t you hear their (liberals) heads exploding? Sounds like a bowl of Rice Crispies! Snap! Crackle! PoP! I think Sanchez even wet himself…

    ROTFLMAO!!!!!!

  6. comment number 6 by: Kate

    Racist? *shakes head*

  7. comment number 7 by: Basti

    There was also a guy recently who was carrying a pistol in and open carry rig and much was made of that. As long as the weapon is carried legally and the weapon is legal what’s the beef?

    The beef IMO is evil guns + white people = racists.

    Wonder what the thugs working for ACORN carry under their jackets and if they’re legal?

  8. comment number 8 by: cary - Botan Ichihara

    but, Basti – Chris in Phoenix is – dare I say it? – BLACK!

    Not only did he have a pistol in an open-carry rig, he had an ASSUALT (style) RIFLE slung over his shoulder, in a very menacing muzzle-down position! The big deal here is that the MSM couldn’t play their guns=racist cards, and were stymied by the state of Arizona’s open-carry laws.

    You should see the comments on the article at azcentral.com – the libbers are nearly apoplectic trying to twist this into a bigger issue than it is.

  9. comment number 9 by: Vincent

    And the liberal outrage/shock reaction to this simple peaceful exercise of the man’s constitutional rights is precisely why we must keep pushing back against the gun grabbers and keep them out of office. Speak out, speak up for your rights, we have been politely quiet for far too long. No more, we can not afford it.
    I keep hoping that we will see our open carry rights recognized again here in Texas.
    Until then, did you know that Texas state law, which prohibits the open carrying of a firearm, expressly states that the definition of a Firearm does not include a replica of an antique or curio firearm manufactured before 1899, but only if the replica does not use rim fire or center fire ammunition. Sooo, a black powder cap and ball is not a firearm and is legal to carry open or concealed. Just saying.

  10. comment number 10 by: Vincent

    Fred,
    I withdraw the comment about the gay looking gravatars. I figured out how to get my good old rag to display.

  11. comment number 11 by: TexasFred

    Yeah, I see your flag, it’s because I changed the settings.. No one ever let me know that they had one not showing except for Patrick, and I have NO idea what to do about his.. :P

  12. comment number 12 by: Mr Pink Eyes

    At the president’s town hall in New Hampshire there was at least one man who was LEGALLY carrying a handun open. He committed no crime, just as this man did not but was still harrassed although he was allowed to stay. It seems that people are just not used to seeing it anymore. New Hampshire requires no permit for open carry yet when someone practices it they are harrassed and questioned by police.

  13. comment number 13 by: Gawfer

    OK, this will make some heads pop, but in CA, one can open carry. I know, that sounds completely absurd, but after reviewing the California Firearms code, and then speaking with an LA Deputy Sheriff, it bacame very clear that the open carry laws I grew up with haven’t changed. The big question is whether the weapon can be loaded or not. I could not find reference either way in the code, but the Deputy indicated it is perfectly legal.

    Can you imagine showing up to a political rally in this God forsaken state with a side arm strapped to your hip? LOL!

    BTW, I have the Firearms code in PDF in anyonw would care to review it. great reading…

  14. comment number 14 by: Kate

    Well, that’s kind of useless isn’t it? What’s the point of carrying a gun, if it’s not loaded. Kind of like teats on a boar, isn’t it? :?

  15. comment number 15 by: Gawfer

    Indeed, that would be my thought as well. However, an easy way to be in compliance is to have a full clip on the other hip.

    I’m still not sure. But I am surethat it is perfectly legal to conceal carry on one’s property or at one’s place of business.

    I’d like to see the guy who can ‘milk a boar’, :D