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    Default some common sense, please!

    Hate to name-call, but anyone who would wear a gun, let alone an assault weapon anywhere near a presidential function is a TOTAL MORON! Has nothing to do with Obama or Bush or ANY president, just a total lack of respect and common sense. And besides, they have to know they probably have at least one set of crosshairs on their earhole at all times....I'd hate to have to scratch my a$$ and have a secret service agent mistake that for a draw!

    My biggest concern about that, is that its giving a bad image to gun-owning Americans, and is only serving to stir up anti-gun rhetoric in the media, and lord knows we don't need any more of that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnf777 View Post
    Hate to name-call, but anyone who would wear a gun, let alone an assault weapon anywhere near a presidential function is a TOTAL MORON! Has nothing to do with Obama or Bush or ANY president, just a total lack of respect and common sense. And besides, they have to know they probably have at least one set of crosshairs on their earhole at all times....I'd hate to have to scratch my a$$ and have a secret service agent mistake that for a draw!

    My biggest concern about that, is that its giving a bad image to gun-owning Americans, and is only serving to stir up anti-gun rhetoric in the media, and lord knows we don't need any more of that!
    Check this out.....check real close....

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/08/...ml#cnnSTCVideo
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    The AR-15 (or whatever it is) was a bit much...even for me

    Somebody's gonna get shot at one of these things. I wonder if that ACORN dude has ever fired that assault rifle? Hope the Glock guy is fast!

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    I fail to see the story here.

    I find no earthly reason why it rates attention or worthy of a news story.

    No law was broken. It is legal. What warrant this legal activity being reported in the news?
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    Quote Originally Posted by subroc View Post
    I fail to see the story here.

    I find no earthly reason why it is a story.

    Because CNN says it is!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by subroc View Post
    I fail to see the story here.

    I find no earthly reason why it rates attention or worthy of a news story.

    No law was broken. It is legal. What warrant this legal activity being reported in the news?
    Its because there is still an anti-gun movement in this country, and any chance they get to highlight gun-owners as rednecks, morons, or dangerously stupid, they put it all over the news. Realizing that, I would urge these morons not to make their moronocy a public spectacle, by throwing their "legal" fuel on the fire. It serves no purpose other than to make it harder for you and I to explain such behavior to our friends who ask questions about guns.

    I always try to conduct myself and portray gun owners as responsible, safety-minded individuals who use good sense about guns ownership. At that, I also staunchly defend my right to carry and own guns. When people ask me how I would justify carrying a semi-auto to a presidential appearance, its really difficult, and basically have to cede the point that there are some idiots who own guns. Not all, but some. And that's who they point tv cameras at, not me and you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by subroc View Post
    I fail to see the story here.

    I find no earthly reason why it rates attention or worthy of a news story.

    No law was broken. It is legal. What warrant this legal activity being reported in the news?
    And nothing happened, other than a CNN reporter became aploplectic over it. No one was threatened. No one offered to use a firearm.

    Stupid? Sure. But, if being stupid is a news story, those guys should have more than enough to report without an hourly update on the Jackson family.

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    You’re acting outraged, just as CNN intended. It illustrates, at least to me, that you are driven by left wing outrage. Rather than needing to defend the action, ask them why they are outraged. It appears you believe that gun ownership is a fringe activity or right needing your defense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan View Post
    And nothing happened, other than a CNN reporter became aploplectic over it. No one was threatened. No one offered to use a firearm.

    Stupid? Sure. But, if being stupid is a news story, those guys should have more than enough to report without an hourly update on the Jackson family.

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    CNN should cover the Kardashian's to get a real news story on stupid. Or Biden!

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    Oddity is a time-honored factor in newsworthiness. Two-headed snakes? Forty days with hiccups? World's oldest cat? Ummmm.... Walking around with copious amounts of weapons near a presidential visit?

    Odd.

    So, we have "odd" and "stupid" (not my word, but I agree with it) demonstrating... well, something.
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