White House Backs Right to Arms Outside Obama Events

So if the White House and Secret Service have no real problem with it, why this then?

From The Washington Post:

 

Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, August 19, 2009

 Armed men seen mixing with protesters outside recent events held by President Obama acted within the law, the White House said Tuesday, attempting to allay fears of a security threat.

Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, said people are entitled to carry weapons outside such events if local laws allow it. “There are laws that govern firearms that are done state or locally,” he said. “Those laws don’t change when the president comes to your state or locality.”

Anti-gun campaigners disagreed with Gibbs’s comments, voicing fears that volatile debates over health-care reform are more likely to turn violent if gun control is not enforced.

Read the rest:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/18/AR2009081803416.html

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