No arrests during Obama visit, but three seen with guns in Phoenix, AZ

No arrests during Obama visit, but three seen with guns in Phoenix, AZ

No arrests during Obama visit, but three seen with guns
Phoenix Business Journal - by Mike Sunnucks

Three men were carrying guns outside the Phoenix Convention Center Monday morning during President Barack Obama’s visit, but there were no arrests, according to Phoenix Police. One man was carrying an assault rifle and pistol and two others had handguns, according to police.

Obama spoke at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention at the center Monday. Protesters in downtown Phoenix focused on the health care reform debate. It is not illegal to openly carry weapons in Arizona, but police kept close tabs on the men, said spokesman Andy Hill.

Security was heightened but not intense in downtown Phoenix during the president’s visit. Hill said there were no arrests related to the protests.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 4:26 PM

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I Hope This Continues

Maybe they will finaly start how this great country was started, and how it can be kept a great country!

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 4:38 PM

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you want to see some

open carry in phoenix just go down to the Ironhorse Saloon when the VNVMC/HA's show up.Plenty of open carry looks like the old west only biker style

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
5 years 13 weeks ago, 2:43 PM

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"It is not illegal to openly carry weapons in Arizona, but police kept close tabs on the men, said spokesman Andy Hill.
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Yea the people carrying legally are the ones the cops are worried about Hmmmmm I don't think so, I would have to believe it would be the guygirl hiding something.

America is not at war. The U.S. Military is at war. America is at the Mall. If you don't stand behind our troops, PLEASE feel free to stand in front of them!
5 years 13 weeks ago, 2:40 PM

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Let see open carry in AZ (at a bar No less) and yet I never hear about all the gun fights out there. You're giving my poor Liberal state Nightmares with all those guns around you must have the violent crime we have.

America is not at war. The U.S. Military is at war. America is at the Mall. If you don't stand behind our troops, PLEASE feel free to stand in front of them!
5 years 13 weeks ago, 2:49 PM

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They have recently passed a law allowing carry in bars in AZ, but it doesn't go into effect until Sep 1 and even then, it's only concealed carry. Open carry will still be illegal. I've seen people doing it, but store employees don't know the law or are scared to say anything. Something I don't like about AZ law is that a place that serves alcohol is considered a bar. I think it's Texas that says a place has to make over half it's revenue in alcohol sales to be considered a bar. Under AZ law, Chili's and Applebee's are considered bars. I'd like to see that changed.

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