09/18/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

When Does Carrying a Loaded Weapon to a Presidential Rally Become a Threat?

We now know that there were two men who openly carried assault rifles -- CNN reports they were AR-15s -- outside the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in Phoenix where President Obama spoke yesterday. According to The Associated Press, about eight more people were carrying other types of guns.

Arizona allows people to openly carry guns with a permit, including semiautomatic assault rifles, so no one was arrested. After all, they were just exercising their Second Amendment rights, right? The man captured on camera said he was carrying his assault rifle slung over his shoulder "Because I can do it. In Arizona, I still have some freedoms."

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