Gun-Carrying Protester: '2nd Amendment Isn't Suspended' When Obama's In Town : The Two-Way Minnesota protester says he brought guns to a rally outside an appearance by the president to show that the 2nd Amendment applies when the president is in town.
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Gun-Carrying Protester: '2nd Amendment Isn't Suspended' When Obama's In Town

When 32-year-old Josh Hendrickson leaves his house, he tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune, "I grab my wallet, my keys and my gun."

On Saturday, when President Barack Obama was in Minneapolis, Hendrickson carried two weapons with him while he was with protesters outside the Target Center.

"The Second Amendment isn't suspended just because the president's in town," he told the Star Tribune. It adds that:

Hendrickson said he carried a .40 caliber Glock 22 handgun concealed in a holster on his hip, and a smaller Kel Tec 380 in a pocket.

As Obama has held rallies across the country in recent weeks, there have been isolated reports of individuals showing up carrying guns -- one incident in New Hampshire involved a man with a gun strapped to his leg. While Hendrickson said he was not motivated by those events, he said he sympathized with those attempting to exercise their constitutional right to bear arms

Hendrickson says he was questioned by police and the Secret Service, showed them his license to carry a concealed weapon, and spent about seven hours at the scene.