man arrested at obama rally for OC


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jahwarrior
August 30, 2008, 12:24 AM
http://timesonline.com/articles/2008/08/29/news/doc48b8adb204d42890214530.txt

Man arrested for having gun at rally

By Bill Vidonic, Times Staff
Published: Friday, August 29, 2008 11:10 PM EDT
BEAVER — An Industry man is facing a disorderly conduct charge for attending the Barack Obama rally in Irvine Park with a loaded gun that was holstered on his hip, according to state police and the Beaver County sheriff’s department.

John Noble, 50, was questioned by police for several hours Friday night after the incident, in which witnesses said he also was passing out fliers with writing about gun rights.

John Atkinson of Vanport Township said he saw Noble passing out the fliers and noticed the small-caliber handgun strapped to the man’s waist. He said he quickly notified nearby deputy sheriffs, and deputies Joseph O’Sche and Rich Yonlisky approached the man as he walked along Market Street.

Atkinson said that when the deputies asked why he had a gun, Noble replied, “Because I’m an American,” and one of the deputies responded, “Well, you’re under arrest.”

Noble was hustled to a nearby vehicle, and state police took him to the Brighton Township barracks to question him.

Beaver County Sheriff George David said that Noble insisted he had a right to have the gun because he has a permit to carry it. It wasn’t clear late Friday whether Noble had a valid permit.

David said Noble “wanted to show his rights.” He said Noble never removed the gun from the holster or threatened anyone.

Noble’s arrest took place around 7 p.m., nearly 90 minutes before Sen. Obama and the rest of his campaign team arrived in Beaver.

Bill Vidonic can be reached online at bvidonic@timesonline.com.


i may not have had the stones to do what he did, but that's just me. some will say he did us a disservice by proving we're a bunch of gun toting, bible thumping yahoos. that may be. but it doesn't excuse the fact that what he did, was in all likelihood, perfectly legal.

this past st. patty's day, i wore my gun to the parade. openly. i knew hillary clinton would be there, but i figured she'd be in a float or something. she walked by me, less than 20 feet away. walked by me, and the worst i got was some eyeballing by Scranton PD. and i got crap from some feminazis for waving my ron paul sign at clinton, but that's besides the point. i got within 20 feet of the woman who helped author the AWB, and i did it fully, visibly armed.

obama seems to be ready to take his place among history's greats: caesar, stalin, pol pot....

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Josh Aston
August 30, 2008, 12:31 AM
i got within 20 feet of the woman who helped author the AWB, and i did it fully, visibly armed.

And she's still...well nevermind, this is the highroad.

bhp9mm
August 30, 2008, 12:36 AM
obama and all his anti gun anti usa supports need too get the hell out of this coutry

Telperion
August 30, 2008, 12:39 AM
Wasn't there a Pennsylvania supreme court decision years ago that explicitly clarified that disorderly conduct charges do not apply to open carry? It's time the responsible authorities be stripped of their qualified immunity and sued personally for their homes and pensions.

jahwarrior
August 30, 2008, 12:45 AM
Wasn't there a Pennsylvania supreme court decision years ago that explicitly clarified that disorderly conduct charges do not apply to open carry?

you are correct. you cannot be charged with disorderly conduct, brandishing, terroristic threats, or be cited for causing a public nuisance for OC in PA. moreover, the rally was held in a city park, so the man was well within his rights to carry there.

And she's still...well nevermind, this is the highroad.

you bad man....:evil:

Justin
August 30, 2008, 12:57 AM
Call me a jerk if you wish, but this thread's really got my Spidey Sense tingling. Basically this one's got too much political content, as well as a high likelihood of falling right off of The High Road.

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