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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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    Quote Originally Posted by IronSight View Post
    Since we're running with the hypothetical of the President blatantly violating a State Statute it probably wouldn't result in an arrest by a "big bellied southern redneck Sherrif" (that's spelled "Sheriff", by the way).

    I could, however, see a district attorney filing charges, and I fail to see how such an action would land that DA in a federal prison. I think most gun laws are absurd anyway, and would likely disagree with the DA for doing so, but I fail to see how filing charges against a President for breaking a law could land a prosecutor in jail.

    All hypothetically speaking, of course.
    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.

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    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?
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    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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    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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    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.
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    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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    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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    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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