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Meet Richard Malley, age 49, who, guilty or innocent, may well be the stupidest person in Arizona.  From Raw Story (8/20/13):

Richard Malley, 49, and two other group members were patrolling the area along Interstate 8 in search of illegal activity when two deputies approached ...
Oh, this is going to be good!  P.S.  Malley and his comrades in arms were wearing camo ... just like real soldiers.
Malley pointed his rifle and flashlight at one of the deputies. He was also armed with a .45 caliber pistol and a fixed-blade knife. The deputy identified himself as a law enforcement officer, but Malley did not lower his weapon. Instead, he demanded that the deputy provide him with identification.
It gets better!
The deputy showed Malley his Maricopa County Sheriff uniform, including his badge, the patches on his sleeves and the word “Sheriff” across his chest. He then asked Malley to lay down his weapons, but Malley refused.
Huffpo (link has the money quote:
"You aren't taking my weapons," replied Malley ...
And here's your handy Youtube coverage:

Originally posted to Plan 9 from Oregon on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 08:01 PM PDT.

Also republished by Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA), Shut Down the NRA, Phoenix Kossacks, and Baja Arizona Kossacks.

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