The Associated Press is now reporting that there were actually about a dozen armed people among the protesters in Phoenix
And since, I'm on a Josh Marshall quoting binge, this is fairly trenchant:
In a stunning amount of irony, Mansonite Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme was released from prison this week, after 34 years in prison. The gun she pointed at President Ford had no bullet in the firing chamber-- unlike Sarah Jane Moore, she never even pulled the trigger or fired. Presumably, these gun nuts showing up for the health care events have their weapons actually loaded. I repeat, Fromme did *34 years in prison.
But apparently, this is a-okay with Georgia Moron Phil "My Dickisthismall" Gingrey: