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07 October 2008

Clinging to our Guns and Bibles!

Beaver County man held for trial on Obama rally gun charge

By The Tribune-Review
Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A Beaver County man will stand trial on charges he carried a gun to a presidential rally for Sen. Barack Obama and disrupted the event, a district judge ruled Monday.

John Noble, 50, of Industry rejected a plea agreement to drop a misdemeanor charge of disrupting a meeting, his attorney, Stephen Colafella, said. He also is charged with a summary disorderly conduct.

Noble says he did nothing wrong by showing Obama that Pennsylvanians do, in fact, cling to their guns and religion, Colafella said. Noble was making a point after a comment the Democratic candidate made in April about small-town Americans being bitter and clinging to guns and religion, Colafella said.

District Judge Dennis Loughner ordered Noble to stand trial after a hearing in Beaver County Central Court.

This comes from this statement by Obama,"They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

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