11/15/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Man Had Guns Outside Minneapolis Obama Rally

Packing two pistols, a Rogers man with a Twin Towers tattoo on his arm spent seven hours Saturday among protesters outside Target Center, where President Obama spoke, drawing questions from police and the U.S. Secret Service. Turns out he's just a regular guy who always carries his wallet, keys and gun, was in jail a month ago for assault, and evidently doesn't visit this website for advice on Minnesota Nice. If the pattern holds from similar incidents elsewhere this could undo the international-tourist goodwill from the 2008 Republican National Convention -- when 100 concert-goers were arrested en masse outside the same venue.

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