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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Janie’s got a gun (and so do Bill and Ted and Bob and …)

Yes Jonah, openly carrying weapons is a right but ultimately doesn't enhance the debate.

I believe in gun rights, but I also think sporting guns at what are supposed to be peaceful, democratic protests, sends the wrong message. But from what I've seen so far, I can't get super worked up over it either

But what is really funny is that there are probably a lot more guns at these protests than we realize because its illegal in most states to openly carry a hand gun but there are plenty of concealed hand guns carried legally.

And as Jonah points out from a CNN report – the secret service isn’t too worried either.

Asked whether the individuals carrying weapons jeopardized the safety of the president, [U.S. Secret Service spokesman] Donovan said, "Of course not."

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