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  1. #31
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    Default Re: Can our President carry a gun??

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf Daddy View Post
    Can the President of the United States of America carry a gun anywhere he wants? If so has any President ever carried a gun while in office?
    On a historical note, the last president definitly known to carry a firearm while in office was Theodore Roosevelt. Teddy was a big 2A supporter and loved to shoot. He also had a couple of attempts on his life at times and wanted to be able to defend himself if possible.

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    Default Re: Can our President carry a gun??

    Well, if I were President I'd be carrying. And probably not too secretively about it either. As for our current one, since he has admitted to using pot and/or selling illegal drugs, wouldn't that cause him to be a prohibited person?
    When the SHTF......be the fan.

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    Default Re: Can our President carry a gun??

    Quote Originally Posted by jcabin View Post
    I think just about every state except PA gives their sheriffs full statutory powers of arrest. So, yes, a "southern redneck sheriff" could certainly arrest someone.
    In some counties in NY, the Sheriffs Departments are borderline Gestapo. They even dress the part.

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    Default Re: Can our President carry a gun??

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf Daddy View Post
    Can the President of the United States of America carry a gun anywhere he wants? If so has any President ever carried a gun while in office?
    Jackson shot a man on the White House lawn for treason. Now that's a damned president!

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    Default Re: Can our President carry a gun??

    Quote Originally Posted by Deadpan View Post
    The President is not only a federal officer, he is the only federal officer with executive power. All other federal officers technically work for him, and cannot have any executive powers that he does not. Most, if not all states' firearms laws exempt federal agents, and most likely could not constitutionally interfere with a federal officer even if they did't.
    Most, but definitively not all. I'm not saying at all that it's a likely scenario, but possible? Yes, definitely possible.

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    Default Re: Can our President carry a gun??

    Whether or not he could by the letter of law, he most certainly could in practice, if he so desired. And he'd never be called on it unless he fumbled with it and had a ND while in public.
    Any mission, any conditions, any foe at any range.
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    Ten times the action, total hardcore.

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    Default Re: Can our President carry a gun??

    I don't see why the President couldn't. How do we know they didn't in the past? I don't think the current President does, but he could!

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    Default Re: Can our President carry a gun??

    Quote Originally Posted by Deadpan View Post
    The President is not only a federal officer, he is the only federal officer with executive power. All other federal officers technically work for him, and cannot have any executive powers that he does not.
    naaaaaaaaaaah. show me where the president has the power to arrest people.

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    Default Re: Can our President carry a gun??

    Quote Originally Posted by ErSwnn View Post
    As for our current one, since he has admitted to using pot and/or selling illegal drugs, wouldn't that cause him to be a prohibited person?
    selling drugs? really?

    just selling drugs is not a disqualifier. you have to be convicted.

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    Default Re: Can our President carry a gun??

    Quote Originally Posted by AxiTech View Post
    They have a range in the basement of the White House in the tunnels.
    How nice is that? A range in your basement with the some of the highest qualified men on earth to give you advice for improving and tactics or techniques.
    -Remember the Constitution-

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