Skip to comments.SENATE STAFFER BUSTED FOR CARRYING WEBB'S LOADED GUN (Developing-Drudge)
Posted on 03/26/2007 12:34:48 PM PDT by UncledaveEdited 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...
That's a shame. :)
Beat me by 32 seconds....
Beat me by 32 seconds....
Paging Barry Switzer.....
Really? Meaning not even Webb had registered it? (i'm a bit naive here, do you to register ammunition?)
What a dope this guy is...
"According to congressional rules, congressmen and senators are allowed to have a gun on federal property."
Interesting about the double standard.
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.
I'm shocked, I tell ya! Shocked!
This'll put Democrat leadership in quite a pickle I think.
Why oh why did this yahoo beat George Allen??????
He's a Dem, so its OK!
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...
Webb is a deeply bizarre man, capable of anything. He is a real Sicko.
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.
Isn't possession of any firearm illegal in Washington DC?
Yep the rules are meant for their subjects, not themselves.
In DC, you probably do register ammunition. Afterall, there is no one there with balls who will challenge it.
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