Monday, August 17, 2009

No arrests during Obama visit, but three seen with guns

If this was being done when Bush was President they probably would have been shot ....

Phoenix Business Journal

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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