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Men tote assault rifles at Obama event
CNN ^ | 8/17/2009 | CNN

Posted on 08/17/2009 7:10:13 PM PDT by Greystoke

(CNN) – At least two Arizona men brought assault rifles to President Obama’s speech Monday to the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Phoenix.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: ar15; arizona; banglist; bhobanglist; bhotownhalls; obama; opencarry
2 Videos, including one where they talk to one man, are available at - http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9A4SU8G1&show_article=1
1 posted on 08/17/2009 7:10:14 PM PDT by Greystoke
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To: bang_list

ping


2 posted on 08/17/2009 7:10:54 PM PDT by Greystoke (For God, for family and for country.)
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To: Greystoke

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9A4SU8G1&show_article=1


3 posted on 08/17/2009 7:11:59 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Greystoke

Either Bush’s fault or Rush’s fault. Toss-up. /s


4 posted on 08/17/2009 7:12:20 PM PDT by Faith
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To: Greystoke
Causing LibTARDS to soil their knickers.
5 posted on 08/17/2009 7:13:38 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Greystoke

OK, so they had select-fire military weapons then? Did they have the tax stamp (or a copy) on their person?

For those that don’t get it /SARC.

I hate HATE it when the wussy dork media trot out the
“assault rifle” canard.


6 posted on 08/17/2009 7:15:26 PM PDT by Felis_irritable (Fool me once, I'll punch you in the...er, something or other...)
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To: Greystoke
If you don’t like firearms, then don’t visit Arizona.
7 posted on 08/17/2009 7:15:34 PM PDT by Nosterrex
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To: Faith

People were not bringing any guns to townhall events until Obama started sending his union goons to beat up American citizens that didn’t agree with his policies.

Obama’s Fault!


8 posted on 08/17/2009 7:19:11 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Greystoke

Idiots.


9 posted on 08/17/2009 7:25:12 PM PDT by WackySam (The fact that there are 24 hours in a day, and 24 beers in a case, is not a coincidence.)
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To: WackySam

If people had showed up with guns at Bush events, do you think the press would have spun it as evidence of Bush’s unpopularity?


10 posted on 08/17/2009 7:29:50 PM PDT by Patrick1 (I'm not calling in sick; I'm calling in gone!)
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To: Greystoke
However, Arizona is an open-carry state, meaning it's legal to carry firearms in public as long as they are visible.

So they were legally carrying legal weapons while legally exercising their constitutional right to peaceably assemble.

BTW, the photo at CNN shows an African-American is one of the folks carrying the "assault rifle".
11 posted on 08/17/2009 7:30:26 PM PDT by VisualizeSmallerGovernment
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To: Greystoke

A semiautomatic rifle with a 20 round magazine and pistol grip is NOT an assault weapon. For all practical purposes it is nothing more than a simple waste of money.


12 posted on 08/17/2009 7:35:39 PM PDT by Natural Law
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To: Greystoke

As soon as ANYONE would start to point a gun at ANYONE, the rest of them would cause him to cease that action.


13 posted on 08/17/2009 7:37:21 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (If you could read my mind ... just count up the felonies!)
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To: Greystoke

Is this the video that was on You Tube earlier, where the man in question was in among the Pro-Obama crowd?

The two groups of protestors were separated by two city blocks.


14 posted on 08/17/2009 7:42:49 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Support Our Troops ~ www.proudpatriots.org~)
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To: Nosterrex; All

“If you don’t like firearms, then don’t visit Arizona.”

My thoughts exactly. If open carry is legal in Arizona, then don’t go there if it makes you uneasy. There are 49 others states to visit.


15 posted on 08/17/2009 7:48:36 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Sola Veritas
There are 49 others states to visit.

Ahem, I think you meant 56 other states...

16 posted on 08/17/2009 7:51:07 PM PDT by Andonius_99 (There are two sides to every issue. One is right, the other is wrong; but the middle is always evil.)
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To: Greystoke

The good news is, no fights broke out.


17 posted on 08/17/2009 7:56:49 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: Patrick1
If people had showed up with guns at Bush events, do you think the press would have spun it as evidence of Bush’s unpopularity?

I have a feeling they wouldn't report it at all. Either way- they too would be idiots.
18 posted on 08/17/2009 8:03:59 PM PDT by WackySam (The fact that there are 24 hours in a day, and 24 beers in a case, is not a coincidence.)
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To: Greystoke

Acorn gangbangers


19 posted on 08/17/2009 8:08:32 PM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Greystoke

All those guns and not one was used. Thats the story.


20 posted on 08/17/2009 8:10:41 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: SandRat

Don’t you know it! If it was an open carry state, I would have felt nekkid without a gun when somebody else was packing.

parsy, who has been nekkid in public a lot, but it was a dream and I woke up thank goodness


21 posted on 08/17/2009 8:34:47 PM PDT by parsifal ("Where am I? How did I end up in this hospital room? What is my name?" Anonymous)
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To: Natural Law

I was about to agree with you (an “assault weapon” is nothing more than a scary moniker to frighten the masses), but then you had to add that last sentence. Since when have quicker follow-up shots and improved ergonomics been a waste of money?


22 posted on 08/17/2009 8:34:50 PM PDT by Constantine XI Palaeologus ("Vicisti, Galilaee")
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To: Greystoke

Union Goons, escalating?


23 posted on 08/17/2009 8:48:47 PM PDT by correctthought (Hippies, want to change the world, but all they ever do is smoke pot and smell bad)
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To: Greystoke
At least two Arizona men brought assault rifles to President Obama’s speech Monday...and at least one of them was a black man according to the video I saw - makes it sorta hard to blame it on hate-filled white racists......
25 posted on 08/17/2009 9:14:23 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: popdonnelly
"The good news is, no fights broke out."

That proves the old adage that an armed society is a polite society.

26 posted on 08/17/2009 9:15:24 PM PDT by Natural Law
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To: Greystoke

No harm, no foul. It was legal — get over it.


27 posted on 08/17/2009 9:15:45 PM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: Sola Veritas; Nosterrex

Bump.


28 posted on 08/17/2009 9:21:22 PM PDT by Miss Behave (AKA "Noogie." I dispense 'em. Hertz Doughnut?)
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To: Greystoke

Better to bing one of THESE.........
http://spypen.factoryoutletstore.com/?cid=11063&chid=1&gclid=CI_Dv9XBkJwCFQk_agod82iHcA


29 posted on 08/17/2009 9:24:19 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Natural Law

I don’t suppose you have ever attended an NRA high power rifle match.


30 posted on 08/17/2009 9:43:05 PM PDT by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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To: Greystoke
How do they know it was a select fire weapon? That's in the Definition of "assault rifle", you know per FSTC-CW-07-03-70 from November 1970, and was also published in later editions. The book is "Small Arms Identification and Operation Guide - Eurasian Communist Countries".

Oh they mean "Assault Weapon", which is any gun Dianne, Barbara, Chucky and the usual suspects, including CNN, want to demonize.

31 posted on 08/17/2009 9:43:38 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Shooter 2.5
"I don’t suppose you have ever attended an NRA high power rifle match."

Yes I have, I'm a life member. Those guys aren't carrying to impress each other.

32 posted on 08/17/2009 9:47:53 PM PDT by Natural Law
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To: Natural Law
A semiautomatic rifle with a 20 round magazine and pistol grip is NOT an assault weapon. For all practical purposes it is nothing more than a simple waste of money.

While I agree with the first part, even the US Army, and especially the Marines are taught to use the semi-auto setting, except when suppressive fire is called for.

IOW, you can't miss fast enough to do any good, except to make the bad guys keep their heads down.

33 posted on 08/17/2009 9:48:29 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato
"even the US Army, and especially the Marines are taught to use the semi-auto setting"

I was an 11B20P.

34 posted on 08/17/2009 9:55:27 PM PDT by Natural Law
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To: Natural Law

LOL! well, that takes care of anyone TT-PROYC!!! thanks for your sevice for our country NL, we need more like you! stay safe young man.


35 posted on 08/17/2009 10:58:16 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: VisualizeSmallerGovernment
BTW, the photo at CNN shows an African-American is one of the folks carrying the "assault rifle".

The follow-up on him is that he was among the Obama supporters; good luck finding that tidbit in the MSM!

36 posted on 08/17/2009 11:34:41 PM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Greystoke
How do we know that this guy is not a plant from the anti-gun left?

Someone needs to look at who exactly this guy is.

37 posted on 08/18/2009 6:54:08 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Greystoke

The man toting the AR 15 is a black man.

I would bet money that this man is an Obama plant.

Video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWVaAXHf-bA


38 posted on 08/18/2009 6:57:50 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Natural Law
For all practical purposes it is nothing more than a simple waste of money.

Keep your burst setting, semi auto was more than enough for me.

Semper Fi.

39 posted on 08/18/2009 7:00:39 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (1st Amendment or the 2nd .... let them choose.)
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To: HiJinx

Definitely an Obama plant most likely a set-up by the anti-gunners.

40 posted on 08/18/2009 7:09:49 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Greystoke

They are bringing the wrong type of gun to the BOzo clown show.

41 posted on 08/18/2009 7:14:29 AM PDT by jetson
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To: KeyLargo

Actually, no, that’s not the case.
I’ve spoken with someone who knows the facts.

He is one of us, a Conservative/Libertarian, who was making a statement about our rights.

LEOs were watching him, but made no move to stop him.


42 posted on 08/18/2009 10:48:54 AM PDT by HiJinx (~ Support Our Troops ~ www.proudpatriots.org~)
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