Protester brings rifle to Obama appearance in Arizona -- has the world gone crazy?

Here's the link (hope I post it correctly!) http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090817/ap_on_re_us/us_obama_protesters_guns In essence the Associate Press story says a dozen or so protesters openly carried weapons, including an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, to a convention center in Phoenix, Arizona, where President... show more Here's the link (hope I post it correctly!)
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In essence the Associate Press story says a dozen or so protesters openly carried weapons, including an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, to a convention center in Phoenix, Arizona, where President Obama was finishing the last of a four-day tour of the western states. (They were demonstrating their "right to bear arms".)
My question is: whatever your politics & feelings about the second amendment, how do you feel about civilians walking around openly with deadly weapons -- and especially in the vicinity of the U.S. President (or any other public official)?
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