Guy Waiting for Obama Had a Gun? Yep, and It's Legal

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 11, 2009 6:48 PM CDT

(Newser) – Byron Crawford had to do a double-take today when he saw a report on MSNBC about a guy with a gun strapped to his leg among the crowd to see Obama in New Hampshire. Seems it was OK because the guy was on private property at a church next door. "What they ought to do is take his punk ass to Gitmo," he blogs on XXL. "If we can throw mad Arabs in Gitmo for hardly even doing anything, we need to start throwing some white people in there, too."

Crawford's especially ticked because this comes just a few weeks after Florida rapper Antavio Johnson got two years in jail for a song about killing cops. "How come we live in a country where a white man can show up to a town hall meeting with the president with a gun, but a black man can’t even make a song about how he wants to kill the police?" Maybe Johnson should emphasize he's a Christian rapper. "People have been known to get away with some crazy shit in this country, as long as there’s a church involved."