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Man Carrying Assault Weapon Attends Obama Protest

Gun-rights advocates are displaying their firearms near the president again, this time with a military-style rifle slung over one man's shoulder in downtown Phoenix.

The man with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle was among about a
dozen people carrying guns outside the convention center where
President Barack Obama spoke Monday.

Other people have been visibly carrying firearms near Obama's
events recently. During a health care town hall in Portsmouth,
N.H., last week, a man stood outside with a pistol strapped to his
leg.

Phoenix police say the people with guns, including the man with
the rifle, don't need permits. No crimes were committed, and no one
was arrested.

The man with the rifle told The Arizona Republic he was carrying
the weapon because he could, adding that he still has some freedoms
in Arizona.


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