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    So A Guy Walks Into JC Penny With An Assault Rifle Strapped To His Back

    Not actually the set-up to a joke. Spotted in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Cindy Yorgason / AP

    This is 22-year-old Joseph Kelley. The gun is an unloaded AR-15.

    "I felt no negative vibes from anyone," Kelley told the Salt Lake Tribune, after these photos snapped by fellow JC Penny shopper Cindy Yorgason went viral. "I think it went rather surprisingly well."

    Kelley added that he carries guns to protect people from "criminals, cartels, drug lords" and "evil men." He was also carrying a loaded Glock 19c.

    Cindy Yorgason / AP

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