Yes, in Arizona we still enjoy the right to keep & BEAR arms without a piece of paper from the Government granting us permission, so long as you do so openly. This apparently freaks out some of those who are scared of guns. I guess it is a bit jarring when they finally come to the realization that people besides the Criminals & Police officers are carrying weapons. Perhaps it is time that they also realize it is far easier to carry a gun for your protection than it is to carry a Police Officer. If you dial 911, it will likely take minutes for the Police to arrive, but your trusty sidearm will always be at your side immediately. Besides that, I have a number of friends who are Police Officers, and I can't think of a single one of them that would consent to being carried around.
Full Audio of Ernest Hancock's interview of Chris: Part 1, Part 2. Earnest Hancock Interview on CNN.
What GOA had to say.
What the press had to say: KTAR, ABC 15.
For once I can agree with something Robert Gibbs said:
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.”Sebastian has the scoop on what some of the bloggers are saying. More at Arizonashooting.com.
Update 1: Listen to Alan Korwin discuss this topic with Chicago radio host Greg Jarrett: part 1, part 2.