Once again, U.S. protesters bring guns to presidential events

Americans exercise second amendment rights


The right to protest is a hallmark of any free society, but the right to bear arms a short distance from presidential events is decidedly American. As Obama’s battle for health care reform ramps up, demonstrators have been exercising their second amendment rights. On Monday, a man toting an assault rifle was among about a dozen armed protesters outside the president’s speech to veterans in Arizona. In another incident, a man in New Hampshire turned up outside Obama’s town hall meeting, a gun strapped to his thigh. In both cases, police insist that Obama was not at risk as the gun-toting men were outside the venues where he was speaking. However, they’ve had a tough time explaining to concerned onlookers that carrying a weapon to a presidential event is, in fact, legal.


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Once again, U.S. protesters bring guns to presidential events

  1. Seeing this news footage is like watching Chekhov's gun theory play out in real life.
    "If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the following one it should be fired. Otherwise don't put it there."