Although I personally would not carry an assault riffle to a rally or protest of any kind, he was not breaking any laws in his state. The reason being, the state has the authority to put on or take away gun restrictions, and in AZ it is legal. Now would the President being there trump the state law? I do not think it would because of what I said previously, the states are given that right to regulate firearms through the Constitution. This man, although an extremely bold example, did no wrong. I think that some people would use an example like this to express their freedom of gun ownership and carrying no matter what. It is in a way fueling the fire for those against guns, and it should be taken in a somewhat less combative manner in these types of events. There are just so many that are fed up with being told by the liberal elite and their followers that there right to protect themselves should be handed over to the government along with everything else that this type of display may become more frequent.

This opinion is based on the following article:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2009/08/18/2009-08-18_guntoting_protesters_including_one_with_assault_weapon_mill_outside_obama_speech.html

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