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please explain this to me.

at an event with the president of the united states?

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the man is carrying a sign that says, "it is time to water the tree of liberty." that's a reference to a thomas jefferson quote: "the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

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Explanation: many of the right wing are now one step from terrorists.

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As usual, the press and some of the spokespeople are making it something it isn't. Assault weapons are not obtainable by the general public, so the headline is meant to stir things up. The article says "a military-style weapon" which it is, but it is NOT an assault rifle.

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These people were not breaking any laws whatsoever. I appluad them.

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And I shout a resounding "BOO" to these people. There's absolutely no rational motive for packing heat while in close proximity to a presidential event.

They have the right to do so, but it's wacky and disrespectful.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090817/ap_on_re_us/us_obama_protesters_guns

Fred Solop, a Northern Arizona University political scientist, said the incidents in New Hampshire and Arizona could signal the beginning of a disturbing trend.

"When you start to bring guns to political rallies, it does layer on another level of concern and significance," Solop said. "It actually becomes quite scary for many people. It creates a chilling effect in the ability of our society to carry on honest communication."

He said he's never heard of someone bringing an assault weapon near a presidential event. "The larger the gun, the more menacing the situation," he said.

Phoenix was Obama's last stop on a four-day tour of western states, including Montana and Colorado.

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to me it is purposeful intimidation. does anyone remember this happening with a former president.

what if 12 muslims had carried legal loaded guns to an event where president bush was speaking?

i can understand the secret service being even more vigilant that usual.

president ford:

http://www.cbs19.tv/global/story.asp?s=10933388

president reagan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uozezprxndg

president kennedy;

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/system/topicroot/assassination_of_john_f__kenned/

president lincoln - http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0414.html

president jackson - http://www.visionradioproductions.com/node/482

president garfield and president mc kinley

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And lest we forget this:

(Sorry. Had to go there! :coollook:)

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I'm also concerned people bringing guns and other weapons to political events. Not only are our leaders in danger of assassination, but fellow citizens in the crowd are also at risk for harm. Every night on the news I half-expect to hear that someone has been shot, whether an elected official or a bystander in the crowd.

And the people carrying the guns are the ones who are screaming for freedom while they impinge upon the freedom of everyone else to a calm, sane discourse of free speech.

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By carrying those guns they are exercising the rights and freedoms granted to them by our founding fathers. Those that would try to deny them that right are impinging on the rights of those to carry them. The laws and constitution do not say you have to carry them if you don't want too, but rather you have the right to carry them if you want, and to say they are denying other peoples rights is purely ludicrious. In no way are they denying other peoples rights but rather you would deny them their rights based on your feelings.

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I'm also concerned people bringing guns and other weapons to political events. Not only are our leaders in danger of assassination, but fellow citizens in the crowd are also at risk for harm. Every night on the news I half-expect to hear that someone has been shot, whether an elected official or a bystander in the crowd.

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And if that should happen, it's very unlikely that the culprit would be any of those openly carrying (as per the law in Arizona) legally. Gun owners who carry legally (whether openly or concealed, depending on which state they are in) are far and away, the least likely people to shoot anybody just for fun in a crowd, any crowd.

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By carrying those guns they are exercising the rights and freedoms granted to them by our founding fathers. Those that would try to deny them that right are impinging on the rights of those to carry them. The laws and constitution do not say you have to carry them if you don't want too, but rather you have the right to carry them if you want, and to say they are denying other peoples rights is purely ludicrious. In no way are they denying other peoples rights but rather you would deny them their rights based on your feelings.

No one on allnurses.com has said they don't have the legal right to do this.

I do not remember this ever happening before and I remember when Truman was President.

It does seem like an attempt to intimidate people.

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