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.