Rednecks Bring Assault Rifle & Pistol to Obama Event

via HuffPost

A man was spotted Monday afternoon carrying a semi-automatic assault rifle and a pistol at a pro-health care reform rally next to the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Arizona where President Obama was speaking.

The local paper The Arizona Republic reported:

A man, who decided not to give his name, was walking around the pro-health care reform rally at 3rd and Washington streets, with a pistol on his hip, and an AR-15 (a semi-automatic assault rifle) on a strap over his shoulder.
“Because I can do it,” he said when asked why he was armed. “In Arizona, I still have some freedoms.”

Two police officers were staying very close to the man.

CNN has video from the scene, and according to their reporter at the event, Ed Henry, there was another man, also carrying an assault rifle at the event.

One thought on “Rednecks Bring Assault Rifle & Pistol to Obama Event

  1. Would have been nice to see the video but I guess the control of the internet is getting a little farther along, sooner than later. but he is right. While it probably wasn’t a real good idea, he was within his rights. We do have that right, but I am sure that got his name up there on several lists. It is a shame but that is the way it is today. And I am sure it will get a lot worse before it gets any better.

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