Also important to note, the gun-toting protestor was holding a sign referencing the Jefferson quote: "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants." It's a well known quote from one of the archetypal founding fathers. And in itself it's part of the American heritage, something that echoes with Jefferson's always ambivalent and frequently dilettantish attitude toward political violence. But in the context of these townhall excesses and while carrying a firearm at a presidential event, it's quite a menacing statement, in as much as it is about the need to kill tyrants
I don't give a damn how "legal" it is, President Obama's life has been threatened over and over. Somebody needs to remove that guy IMMEDIATELY!!!
Update: Meet wingnut Paultard, William Kostric, who thought it was a good idea to bring a loaded gun to the townhall event.
"You brought a sign that said the tree of liberty has to be watered with the blood of tyrants and you're carrying a goddamn gun at a Presidential event...."
When Tweety is on, he's on.
Update II: More on Kostric