Update--Jim Webb's Aide (merged with original thread)

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    Webb's Staffer Arrested for Holding Webb's Gun

    SENATE STAFFER BUSTED FOR CARRYING WEBB'S LOADED GUN: Phillip Thompson, executive assistant to Senator James Webb (D-VA ), has been arrested by Capitol Hill Police on Monday for 'inadvertently' holding the senator's loaded gun, according to a person close to the investigation. A Senate staffer reports that Thompson was arrested for carrying the gun in a bag through security at the Russell Senate Office building while the Senator was parking his car. Thompson was booked for carrying a pistol without a license (CPWL) and for possessing unregistered ammunition. Developing...

    From Drudge Report. http://www.drudgereport.com/

    Thought this was somewhat funny.
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    WHAT THE @#^&#*@%*!#% IS WEBB DOING WITH A GUN IN DC?

    We the common plebes, can't have one in DC, where does he get the right to carry?

    a little more inf:
    "To our knowledge, this incident was an oversight by the senator’s aide. Phillip Thompson is a former Marine, a long-term friend and trusted employee of the senator. We are still awaiting facts," Webb Communications Director Jessica Smith said in a statement.

    Thompson, a former military reporter based in Virginia, joined the senator's staff after Webb was elected to office in November. He travels frequently with the senator.

    Handguns are illegal in Washington, D.C., but nearby Virginia allows residents to carry concealed handguns.

    Webb told The Richmond Times Dispatch in December that he considers himself a "strong Second Amendment person" but said he does not carry a gun to work.

    "I don't carry personally regularly. I shoot regularly. I like to have the option to carry, which is why I keep the permit," he said. "I value the opportunity to be able to protect myself, depending on situations. But no, I don't walk around with a weapon on me all of the time," he told the newspaper.
    this is from: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,261368,00.html
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    LOL SORRY thats funny I'm sorry just got a chuckle, I guess thats why if someone hands me something before I go through a metal detector I won't go through. I guess a refresher course in DC Law might be appropriate. Kind of like the whole thing down in Manassas with the MCPD.
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    This should get interesting!!
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    Anyone Else Would Be Going...

    to the slammer, but he'll get off...by saying, "It wasn't my gun; I was holding it for the Senator?"

    How does Senator James Webb (D-VA ) vote on 2A?

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    How does Senator James Webb (D-VA ) vote on 2A?
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    To early to tell......he claims to be PRO-gun....time will tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goawayfarm View Post
    To early to tell......he claims to be PRO-gun....time will tell.
    He's obviously pro-gun where he is concerned. For others...?

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    I predict that this matter will be glossed over and swept under the rug very quickly. After all, he is a Demoncrat in good standing. So what if he feels he needs a gun, and in D.C.? He is an elected official after all! Would you want him going around un-armed?

    Now you on the other hand....you don't need a gun. You have all those cops running around to protect you.

    The rules for everyone else do not apply to Demoncrats after all.....what were you thinking?
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    Senator Webb is Very Pro-Gun

    Webb is a dedicated pro-gunner. Same cannot be said for Kennedy whose bodyguards get into legal trouble protecting his fat butt.

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    He says he's pro-gun but has yet to honor his promise to reintroduce the Allen guns-in-national-parks bill.

    WND reported that Congressmen are allowed to carry firearms on all federal property. No wonder they aren't jumping to help us mere citizens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falcon1 View Post
    He's obviously pro-gun where he is concerned. For others...?
    In the trial, I truly hope all involved get onto the witness stand and testify. It would be golden to have a Dem. formally get into the record that his rationale for carrying is the simple fact that it's the only true way to protect one's self on the instant of an attack.

    "To our knowledge, this incident was an oversight by the senator’s aide.
    Carrying a loaded firearm in D.C. is an oversight? Sort of like saying that a BG's attack on innocents is an accident.

    Frankly, I think there should be 100% mandatory carry of firearms in the Senate and House chambers. Perhaps they would be more polite and respectful of getting the people's business done correctly, and legally. Nah. Perhaps not. They're politicians. Died in the wool.
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    I can't believe someone would be this stupid as to try and smuggle a gun past a check point. I wonder if the staffer knew what was in tne bag? I can't wait to see how this turns out.

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