Missouri man marches outside US courthouse with AK-47

Missouri man marches outside US courthouse with AK-47

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TINLEY PARK, IL - DECEMBER 17: A customer purchases an AK-47 style rifle for about $1200 at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on December 17, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois. Americans purchased a record number of guns of guns in 2012. Gun sales have surged recently with people buy guns for personal protection following the mass shooting in Connecticut and gun enthusiasts buying guns because they fear a reinstatement of the assault weapons ban. About 47 percent of Americans own guns. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Posted on January 19, 2013 at 9:22 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A southwest Missouri man wielding an unloaded AK-47 marches in front of the federal courthouse in Kansas City in protest of the president's proposal to ban military-style assault rifles.

KMBC-TV (http://bit.ly/WsY0ga) reports Stan Nyhart of Hickory County notified police in advance of his protest Friday morning and they checked his weapon to make sure it wasn't loaded.

Officers kept a watchful eye on him as he paced back and forth in front of the building for about half an hour.

Nyhart says President Barack Obama's views of things are too urban, and that most of the people who have assault rifles live in rural parts of the country.

He called efforts to curb the sale of military-style guns an attack on his liberties.
 

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