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SENATE STAFFER BUSTED FOR CARRYING WEBB'S LOADED GUN (Developing-Drudge)
Drudge ^ | 3/26/2007 | Drudge

Posted on 03/26/2007 12:34:48 PM PDT by Uncledave

Edited on 03/26/2007 1:31:28 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

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.

Statement by Jessica Smith, Webb Communications Director:

"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." Developing...


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KEYWORDS: banglist; jameswebb; ltdan; webb
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1 posted on 03/26/2007 12:34:49 PM PDT by Uncledave
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To: Uncledave

That's a shame. :)


2 posted on 03/26/2007 12:36:19 PM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Uncledave

Beat me by 32 seconds....


3 posted on 03/26/2007 12:36:30 PM PDT by misterrob (The Clinton Culture of Corruption-Alliteration is a Wonderful Thing)
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To: Uncledave

Beat me by 32 seconds....


4 posted on 03/26/2007 12:36:30 PM PDT by misterrob (The Clinton Culture of Corruption-Alliteration is a Wonderful Thing)
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To: Uncledave

Paging Barry Switzer.....


5 posted on 03/26/2007 12:37:00 PM PDT by Red Badger (If it's consensus, it's not science. If it's science, there's no need for consensus......)
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To: Uncledave
possessing unregistered ammunition

Really? Meaning not even Webb had registered it? (i'm a bit naive here, do you to register ammunition?)

6 posted on 03/26/2007 12:37:10 PM PDT by craig_eddy
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To: Uncledave

What a dope this guy is...


7 posted on 03/26/2007 12:37:11 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Don't you think it's interesting how death and destruction seems to happen wherever Muslims gather.)
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To: Uncledave

"According to congressional rules, congressmen and senators are allowed to have a gun on federal property."

Interesting about the double standard.


8 posted on 03/26/2007 12:37:26 PM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: Uncledave

The Irony, is the guy was carrying the Gun for Webb who is allowed to have a gun in his possession on Government property, but would probably vote against the Residents of D.C. having a gun in their own home.


9 posted on 03/26/2007 12:37:29 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: Uncledave
But I thought Democrats don't "do" guns!

I'm shocked, I tell ya! Shocked!

This'll put Democrat leadership in quite a pickle I think.

10 posted on 03/26/2007 12:37:36 PM PDT by The Blitherer (What the devil is keeping the Yanks? Duncan Hunter for President '08!)
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To: Uncledave

So?


11 posted on 03/26/2007 12:37:38 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Uncledave

Why oh why did this yahoo beat George Allen??????


12 posted on 03/26/2007 12:37:54 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Pray for our President and for our heroes in Iraq and Afghanistan, and around the world!)
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To: Uncledave

He's a Dem, so its OK!


13 posted on 03/26/2007 12:37:59 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: Uncledave

Putting a loaded gun in the hands of a hothead like Webb might not be such a good idea.


The meter maid better not get caught giving him a ticket...


14 posted on 03/26/2007 12:38:26 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Uncledave

Webb is a deeply bizarre man, capable of anything. He is a real Sicko.


15 posted on 03/26/2007 12:38:26 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: AmericanMade1776

I guess Webb will have to go on the record of being pro-gun and 2nd Amendment or the NRA will crucify him for this.


16 posted on 03/26/2007 12:38:57 PM PDT by misterrob (The Clinton Culture of Corruption-Alliteration is a Wonderful Thing)
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To: Uncledave

Isn't possession of any firearm illegal in Washington DC?


17 posted on 03/26/2007 12:39:06 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: theDentist

Yep the rules are meant for their subjects, not themselves.


18 posted on 03/26/2007 12:39:10 PM PDT by Mark was here (Hard work never killed anyone, but why take the chance?)
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To: Uncledave
Macaca!

-PJ

19 posted on 03/26/2007 12:39:28 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: craig_eddy

In DC, you probably do register ammunition. Afterall, there is no one there with balls who will challenge it.


20 posted on 03/26/2007 12:39:31 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Uncledave

Wow, I knew that Webb was a real paranoid jerk, but to get his aide arrested for carrying his gun? What a P.O.S. he really must be!


21 posted on 03/26/2007 12:39:36 PM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: Uncledave
"According to congressional rules, congressmen and senators, not staff, are allowed to have a gun on federal property"

Some Pigs are more equal.

22 posted on 03/26/2007 12:39:37 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (McCain / Feingold - 2008 ... "Shut Up or Go To Prison")
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To: FormerACLUmember

This guy ought to get a deal - plead immediately to the charges - and Bush should pardon him. Just to put egg on Webb's face, since Webb has been so rude to him.


23 posted on 03/26/2007 12:39:41 PM PDT by Julliardsux
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To: Uncledave
According to congressional rules, congressmen and senators, not staff, are allowed to have a gun on federal property.

Why? Are they also law enforcement officials?

24 posted on 03/26/2007 12:40:07 PM PDT by Ditto (Global Warming: The 21st Century's Snake Oil)
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To: The Blitherer

There are a lot of very pro-gun Democrats just as there are anti-gun Republicans.


25 posted on 03/26/2007 12:40:21 PM PDT by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: Uncledave

Webb's a Democrat, right? And what's this bull**** that Senators and Congressmen are ALLOWED to carry guns on Federal property?

I demand to know which Senators and Congressmen are carrying guns on Federal Property. They should open their records to all!

Woman and children are vulnerable here!


26 posted on 03/26/2007 12:40:26 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (?El proletariado del mundo, une! - Xuygo Chavez)
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To: Uncledave

He's a democrat. One law for them, another law for the common person. He'll get away with it.


27 posted on 03/26/2007 12:40:35 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: AmericanMade1776
would probably vote against the Residents of D.C. having a gun in their own home.

What do you base that claim on? Is Webb anti-Second Amendment? Do you have evidence? I don't know how he is on the issue, so I'd like to be informed.

28 posted on 03/26/2007 12:42:03 PM PDT by freedomdefender
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To: Julliardsux
This guy ought to get a deal - plead immediately to the charges - and Bush should pardon him. Just to put egg on Webb's face, since Webb has been so rude to him.

Even with the Democrats hanging Gonzales' resignation over him?

-PJ

29 posted on 03/26/2007 12:42:23 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: Uncledave

executive assistant Phillip Thompson, a former Marine officer who served as Webb’s personal aide during his Senate campaign.


30 posted on 03/26/2007 12:42:26 PM PDT by AmericanMade1776
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To: Uncledave
According to congressional rules, congressmen and senators, not staff, are allowed to have a gun on federal property.

"All pigs are equal; but some pigs are more equal than others."

31 posted on 03/26/2007 12:42:31 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: misterrob

Since when has the appearance of hypocrisy ever stopped a democrad from towing th anti-2nd amendment party line


32 posted on 03/26/2007 12:43:17 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Don't you think it's interesting how death and destruction seems to happen wherever Muslims gather.)
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To: Brad Cloven

I just read your post - we think alike.


33 posted on 03/26/2007 12:43:23 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Uncledave

Typical RAT hypocrite. Webb is one sick puppy.


34 posted on 03/26/2007 12:43:42 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: VeniVidiVici

I wonder if those names would be available via a FIOA request?


35 posted on 03/26/2007 12:44:00 PM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: edcoil

"Interesting about the double standard."

Some people are more equal than others.

I'm just worried about this nut having a weapon close to President Bush.


36 posted on 03/26/2007 12:44:34 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Lezahal)
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To: tobyhill
Isn't possession of any firearm illegal in Washington DC?

Yes for the peasants, but not for the ruling elite and their JBTs

37 posted on 03/26/2007 12:44:40 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government)
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To: Uncledave
According to congressional rules, congressmen and senators, not staff, are allowed to have a gun on federal property.

Wow. Really? Good thing Cynthia Mckinney didn't know this.
38 posted on 03/26/2007 12:44:42 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (The United States of America is the only country strong enough to go it alone.)
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To: Brilliant

Actually two or three people did in fact challange the law and the law was recently overturned by a federal court.


39 posted on 03/26/2007 12:44:58 PM PDT by stockpirate (Rudy Giuliani, John McCain and Mitt Romney, are liberals masquerading as conservatives.)
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To: The Blitherer
But I thought Democrats don't "do" guns!

The Democrats don't want you to have guns. They can have all the guns they want for themselves!

40 posted on 03/26/2007 12:45:10 PM PDT by gridlock (On January 20, 2009, Fred Dalton Thompson will be sworn in as President of the United States.)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

Webb will be voting on laws for all of us to live with for years. He seems to have no common sense at all. Having a staffer carry a loaded firearm into that building tells me that Webb does not have his parachute open all the way.


41 posted on 03/26/2007 12:45:23 PM PDT by oldironsides
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

Because tons of "LOYAL" Republicans thought it was right to sit out the Election! Hopefully they are learning a bitter lesson and will Vote in 08.


42 posted on 03/26/2007 12:45:34 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (God Bless America and The Republicans)
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To: Uncledave

I'll be interested to hear Mr. Thompson defend the fact that his boss has rights that he doesn't have, nor do the rest of us.


43 posted on 03/26/2007 12:45:34 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Uncledave
possessing unregistered ammunition

How did they know? Check the serial numbers on the bullets?

/sarc

44 posted on 03/26/2007 12:46:17 PM PDT by Dumpster Baby ("Hope somebody finds me before the rats do .....")
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To: Uncledave

Unregistered ammunition? Er...So the bullets have serial numbers now?


45 posted on 03/26/2007 12:46:18 PM PDT by CholeraJoe (Hajjis HATE the waterboard! It can turn a clam into a canary so fast Harry Potter would be jealous.)
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To: Uncledave

Such hypocracy.

ROTFLMAO!


46 posted on 03/26/2007 12:46:29 PM PDT by roaddog727 (BullS##t does not get bridges built)
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To: CholeraJoe

Great minds think alike!


47 posted on 03/26/2007 12:47:09 PM PDT by Dumpster Baby ("Hope somebody finds me before the rats do .....")
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To: Julliardsux
and Bush should pardon him.

He probably would. The man does have a sense of humor.
48 posted on 03/26/2007 12:47:10 PM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: Ouderkirk

Ah but in a place like VA being bad on guns will not get you far in a state election. He votes against guns on any bill his double standard will be on display.

Harry Reid cannot be pleased right now


49 posted on 03/26/2007 12:47:16 PM PDT by misterrob (The Clinton Culture of Corruption-Alliteration is a Wonderful Thing)
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To: Uncledave

unregistered ammo....geeze


50 posted on 03/26/2007 12:47:27 PM PDT by demsux
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