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Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by DarrylS, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. DarrylS

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    Found this somewhat interesting, guys with assault rifles in Az. across from the place where Obama was holding a rally.. looks like someone is trying to ascend to the lofty throne of Joe the Plumber... give me some face time.

    azcentral.com blogs - : Man with assault rifle at Obama rally sparks concerns

    From AZ shooting.com, there were a lot of guns there...

    ArizonaShooting.com • View topic - Gun at the Obama rally here in az.

    Technohimmler from Stormfront comments..

    Man carrying assault weapon attends Obama protest - Page 2 - Stormfront

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    They did it at Bush events also there was a lot of joking about it then.....
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    #15 Jersey

    I never heard of anyone bringing guns to a Bush event, much less an assault weapon. I find it hard to believe that they would let someone stand there with an assault weapon while they cuffed anyone carrying a sign.

    I wouldn't be standing next to that guy. I'm sure he had a few sights trained on him waiting for a wrong move.
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    No, but they looted and destroyed private property, which was OK because they were doing it against Bush.
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    One hopes that the SS or law enforcement made sure the weapon had no firing pin or was otherwise incapable of shooting a round.
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    MY BAD SCOUT,
    I meant to say "IF" they were carrying guns, I get mad in the morning when I read the Left Wing Slobbering over Obama, your right, I have to go lie down I just kicked my cat.
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    Arizona is an open carry state. The man was well within his rights to do what he did. Both the protesters, and the man carrying, are simply enjoying what they are constitutionally allowed. Is it wise to carry a weapon at an event like that? Probably not, since it could create problems with either the crowd, or an itchy law enforcement. I'd venture to guess that there's some law that prevents weapons from being carried within X feet of the president. If their isn't one, I wonder if enacting one wouldn't be such a bad idea. Of course, if there isn't one already, maybe it's cuz it would be unconstitutional? Anyone know?
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    My thinking is that this President already has a rather large target painted on his back. If these people had any respect for the immense task that's fallen to the Secret Service, they'd find some other way to exercise their 'rights.' Its been almost 46 years since we last lost a President to gun violence. I don't believe the country has completely recovered. If something happens to this one we'll all be dead of old age before the awful reverberations are done running their course.

    btw I placed the word: rights in quotation marks because there's little evidence that they are exercising their rights. It isn't about their own personal safety, its the typical right-wing act of finding some other way to control things when you lose an election.
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    The evidence is hanging from the guys right shoulder.
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    I suspect that there were some snipers with this guy in their sights, if he made any type of move...
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    #70 Jersey

    Obama has an insane amount of security. YouTube - Obama Leaving Tonight Show This is the day he compared his bowling to the Special Olympics, trying to be funny and going off script.

    You're looking at approx. 170 law enforcement officers and Secret Service. And those are only the guys who are visible. It's what you can't see that is most impressive.

    There are things in those SUVs with the backs open that fire thousands of rounds per minute. It's called a Dillon minigun, and it can turn a guy with an "assault" rifle into beef stroganoff faster than Patters can unzip his blue jeans.

    YouTube - SUV-mounted Dillon Aero Minigun
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    They were helping the Secret Service Protect "Jug Ears"
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    Oh, absolutely Darryl.
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    More info on the guys with the assault weapons, strange how the right is attracting these guys.. felt all along that anarchy will not suit them well.. read some accounts today of attacks minorities at some of these rallies... eventually this raising hell strategy will kick them in the ass and not resonate well in the heartland.. this is not what they signed up for.

    Little Green Footballs

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    He was demonstrating his stupidity is what he was doing.
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    How much money do you think something like that cost? And before some hack in here starts blabbering about "Obama is wasting....", that type of security is the norm for a president. Be it Bush, Clinton, or Obama, they have an army of security, the size of a small country protecting them. Think about the $$ an appearance on the Jay Leno Show, or a speech somewhere costs.
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    #91 Jersey

    Who's the party o free speech?

    When Bush spoke in public anyone wearing a T-shirt, or carrying a sign critisizing him was arrested.

    Obama speaks, people are allowed to show up with loaded weapons.

    The irony..........
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    First off, Contessa Brewer is very creamable. Mmmmmmmmmm......

    Why does MSNBC only show the man from the shirt down? Did these clowns on TV not know, in this "racial overtones" segment, that the man in the video they showed, who is carrying the assault weapon, is um, BLACK! :confused2:

    They either intentially fudged the angle of the video, or are complete jackass'. What say you?

    http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/checker.aspx?v=Gdnz8z2Geu

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  19. DarrylS

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    It is often lost on the hysteria and half truths.... or the prerequisite buzzword of the day... most of which people do not have a clue what they are blabbering about.. see Nazism..
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    Yup. The guy thought he was going to be tough or scare people, but he should have realized there were snipers pointing at his head the entire time.

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