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Old December 18, 2011, 03:21 PM   #76
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It's a moot point,,,

Basically he can do whatever the heck he wants to do,,,
Who is going to arrest the President of the United States for a gun violation.

The Secret Service agents are fanatical enough to not allow it,,,
People can talk about law & legality all they want but when it come right down to it,,,
The agents will declare it an attack on the POTUS and simply not allow anyone to get close enough.

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Old December 21, 2011, 07:55 AM   #77
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When I'm elected President in 2020 (can't run till then) you can count on me carrying. Two 10mm Kimber Eclipse Custom II's in a Castor Troy rig!
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Old December 21, 2011, 08:08 AM   #78
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I don't think Illinois or DC will give him a permit.
If he was from any other state it might be easier.
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Old December 21, 2011, 08:11 AM   #79
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It's all academic. How would anyone get near him to frisk him in the first place? Secret Service would protect him.
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Old December 23, 2011, 01:22 AM   #80
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I'm thinking the most compelling reason for a President to be armed would be to protect himself from the secret service.

Surely there is historical precedent showing a world leader being killed by his own security or cabinet.
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Old December 23, 2011, 01:58 AM   #81
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Current president not withstanding, are you sure they dont. I could see previous presidents carrying a small snubbie or derringer in their pocket.
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Old December 23, 2011, 09:52 AM   #82
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If a president carries a derringer - then that's evidence of a lack of firearms acumen.

This isn't 1860.
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Old January 6, 2012, 09:13 AM   #83
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just to recap... keep in mind no citizen or even law enforcement agency has the power to arrest the president while he or she is in office... only the Senate does. I'm pretty sure that is in the constitution... and there is a valid reason for it.
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Old January 6, 2012, 04:54 PM   #84
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Legal issues aside, who thinks that the Secret Service would actually let him?
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