Media has a fit of the vapors. This is my favorite line:
Arizona law has nothing in the books regulating assault rifles, and only requires permits for carrying concealed weapons. So despite the man’s proximity to the president, there were no charges or arrests to be made.
Dude was just chilling out with a semi-automatic M4 clone, which in Arizona is perfectly legal. I kind of feel bad for Carol Gratty @ CNN – of course no arrests were made, because no laws were broken. Just because you don’t like something doesn’t make it illegal.
You know, I was initially kind of “meh” on the whole open carry at Tea Party protests, but the next Indiana one that doesn’t conflict with existing commitments, I’m going to open carry a 1911 to the thing.