Sen. Says He Owns Gun Carried by Aide


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Desertdog
June 18, 2007, 09:18 PM
Sen. Says He Owns Gun Carried by Aide
http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/nat-gen/2007/jun/17/061703636.html


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Sen. Jim Webb finally admitted he owns a gun that an aide was arrested for carrying into the U.S. Capitol complex in March.

Webb previously had refused to say whether the gun was his, although his senior aide - Phillip Thompson - had told police the weapon belonged to the Democratic senator.

"It's my gun," Webb told the Richmond Times-Dispatch in a recent interview. But how and why it was in Thompson's possession remains unclear. Webb said he didn't give the gun to Thompson, "nor did I ask him to do anything with it."

Thompson was arrested on an illegal handgun charge when he carried the loaded pistol and two loaded magazines in a briefcase into the Russell Senate office building. A federal prosecutor later dropped the charge.

Webb said little about the incident in March, saying he did not want to prejudice the outcome of Thompson's case.

"It was a matter under legal consideration, and I was precluded from saying anything," Webb told the Richmond newspaper.

Webb declined to say whether he complies with the District of Columbia's law that prohibits carrying a handgun or concealed weapon without a license.

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jselvy
June 18, 2007, 09:22 PM
Senator Webb Says "The Laws I make don't apply to me."--Paraphrase

Jefferson

pbonebright
June 19, 2007, 12:55 AM
A federal prosecutor later dropped the charge.
Nice - If any of us tried that they would have to pump in daylight to where we would end up.

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I'll get upset about the treatment of Ms Hilton the day anyone named Kennedy gets so much as a ride to detox.

PB

Outlaws
June 19, 2007, 01:01 AM
A federal prosecutor later dropped the charge.

This man should be reviewed for the exact opposite of what Nyfong did.

eric_t12
June 19, 2007, 01:18 AM
dropped the charge...

political amnesty, more or less.

outstanding.

LoverOfLiberty
June 19, 2007, 01:29 AM
Dropping the case...wow.

Congress is over the law. Beautiful, baby, just beautiful.

Outlaws
June 19, 2007, 01:41 AM
Congress is over the law. Beautiful, baby, just beautiful.

I think this is fitting.... (http://www.soundamerica.com/sounds/movies/J-R/Judge_Dredd/jdredd07.wav)

SWMAN
June 19, 2007, 09:31 AM
Webb said he didn't give the gun to Thompson, "nor did I ask him to do anything with it."


I though that the pistol was in Webb's briefcase that Thompson was bring back to the Capital, which Webb had forgotten about. So, in this case, yeah, Webb didn't technically give Thompson the gun nor ask him to do anything with it. Politician speak-No lie, no truth.

Waitone
June 19, 2007, 10:06 AM
Ok, I'll ask the question.

Did the good senator and / or his aide commit a crime of some kind? What would have happened to me as a CCH'er if I'd given my piece to my man servant to pass through a metal detector to enter a federal facility?

jselvy
June 19, 2007, 10:10 AM
I think that could be charged as conspiracy to commit a felony as carrying a firearm is a felony in DC and you would have given or at least allowed access by him to your firearm.

Jefferson

ZeSpectre
June 19, 2007, 10:21 AM
More like Senator says he owns gun, but not responsibility.

buzz_knox
June 19, 2007, 10:25 AM
And this is the guy that so many argued would save the 2nd Amendment from the Dems?

Juna
June 19, 2007, 10:31 AM
Yet another example of how the laws only apply to the "little people". What? Expect Congress to obey the ignorant laws they spew? :what: That's ludicrous!

If one of use had done this (had another person attempt to sneak our firearm into a federal building), we'd be in prison as a convicted "terrorist" or something like that. :banghead::cuss::fire:

Tim James
June 19, 2007, 12:37 PM
But how and why it was in Thompson's possession remains unclear.Don't worry, Webb will clear this up in another 3 or 4 months.

offthepaper
June 19, 2007, 01:37 PM
"It's my gun," Webb told the Richmond Times-Dispatch in a recent interview
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Sure did leave his guy hangin' in the breeze long enough. :barf:
Not exactly what I would consider an act of leadership. :barf:

longeyes
June 19, 2007, 01:48 PM
"Let the flunky take the rap."

Whatever happened to honor?

Car Knocker
June 19, 2007, 01:51 PM
Whatever happened to honor?

I believe that personality trait tends to be rare in politicians.

LAR-15
June 19, 2007, 08:47 PM
Why were the charges dropped?

ziadel
June 19, 2007, 09:43 PM
who can I call or write to and make a stink about this?

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