On the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, a dozen members of the West Ohio Minutemen paraded through the streets, armed with assault rifles, exercising their right to do so under the state’s “open carry” laws.

Among the Minutemen marching through the streets, one carrying a 9mm Carbine hi-point rifle, and another with an AR 15 rifle, was an unidentified minuteman who, when asked why he was carrying a rifle, told RT, “because it is our right, it is every American citizen’s right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Our second constitutional right shall not be infringed, by nobody, not even our president.”