August 17, 2009
So, apparently public debate about health care is ... intimidating somehow, because more and more folks are showing up to town hall meetings with guns.
From the Arizona Republic:
A man, who decided not to give his name, was walking around the pro-health care reform rally at 3rd and Washington streets, with a pistol on his hip, and an AR-15 (a semi-automatic assault rifle) on a strap over his shoulder.
"Because I can do it," he said when asked why he was armed. "In Arizona, I still have some freedoms."
Two police officers were staying very close to the man.
I suppose this man needs to demonstrate that he has "some freedoms" because it's so unnerving and menacing to discuss ... health care.