OK Outside Obama Town Hall; Kerry Pins Brought Arrest At Bush Rally
Bush's Waffen-SS arrested (and strip-searched) people with Kerry-Edwards buttons pinned to their T-shirts and paper protest signs at his at his GOP-only appearances. But, when a Reichwinger attends a New Hampshire town hall meeting with a gun -- merely yards from President Obama -- the protester not only gets to remain at the meeting but also gets to be a guest on MSNBC's 'Hardball.' -- Lori Price
Armed Men Attend Obama Speech: Man carrying assault rifle attends Obama protest 17 Aug 2009 About a dozen people carrying guns, including one with an AR-15 assault rifle, milled among protesters outside an event where President Barack Obama was giving a speech Monday in Phoenix. It's the latest incident of gun-rights advocates visibly displaying firearms near the president. Phoenix police say the people with guns, including a man carrying the assault rifle, didn't need permits.
Men with guns -- outside town hall 11 Aug 2009 Outside the event where President Obama will conduct his town hall, there is an anti-Obama protestor with a gun -- a pistol strapped to his lower leg. The local police chief said it's legal for the man to have a registered handgun -- as long as it is not concealed. What's more, he is on private property, a church yard, which has given him permission to be there. *** UPDATE *** William Kostric is passing out a bookmark that says, "Join the Second Amendment Revolution, the most exciting pro-liberty movement in over 200 years." The local police say he is within his rights to carry a handgun openly under state law. He was carrying a 9-mm Smith and Wesson strapped to his lower leg. Police say he's OK on a public sidewalk. Kostric says he has permission from a church just down the street from the high school to be on its private property... When Obama arrived, the police had Kostric under surveillance. A local police captain said the Secret Service has been "in the loop." Kostric has been about 50 to 75 yards from the entrance to the high school, since about 11:00 am ET, doing interviews and carrying a sign and his gun and police have had their eye on him.
Obama Defends Health-Care Effort at Town-Hall Event 11 Aug 2009 (Portsmouth, NH) President Barack Obama, confronting boisterous protests and serious questions about his health plan, slammed talk of "death panels" and Medicare cuts, urging supporters to confront the opposition that has forced him onto his political heels. William Kostric of Manchester, N.H., carried a sign quoting Thomas Jefferson's aphorism that the tree of liberty needed to be watered by the blood of patriots from time to time. "Sometimes you have to move really far to one [political] side to pull people out of their complacency," he said, "not that I'm advocating violent revolution at this point." [He also carred a gun. Murdoch's 'Wall Street Urinal' forgot to add that fact.]
Arrested Bush dissenters look to the courts 23 Jul 2006 (Cedar Rapids, IA) When school was canceled to accommodate a campaign visit by President [sic] Bush, the two teachers reckoned the time was ripe to voice their simmering discontent with the administration's policies. Christine Nelson showed up at the Cedar Rapids rally with a Kerry-Edwards button pinned on her T-shirt; Alice McCabe clutched a small, paper sign stating "No More War." What could be more American, they thought, than mixing a little dissent with the bunting and buzz of a get-out-the-vote rally headlined by the president? Their reward: a pair of handcuffs and a strip search at the county jail. In the months before the 2004 election, dozens of people across the nation were banished from or arrested at Bush political rallies, some for heckling the president, others simply for holding signs or wearing clothing that expressed opposition to the war and administration policies. Similar things have happened at official, taxpayer-funded, presidential visits, before and after the election. Some targeted by security have been escorted from events, while others have been arrested and charged with misdemeanors that were later dropped by local prosecutors. Now, in federal courthouses from Charleston, W.Va., to Denver, federal officials and state and local authorities are being forced to defend themselves against lawsuits challenging the arrests and security policies. .
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