Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Do As We Say...

An aide to Sen. Jim Webb was arrested Monday when he entered a Senate office building with a loaded pistol belonging to the senator.

Jim Webb is a democrat. A member of the party that overwhelming denies the second amendment exists. I don't know what Webb's personal belief about gun rights is, but he was definitely breaking the law.

What I'm getting tired of is left leaning politicians who never met a arms restriction they didn't like, while packing heat for their personal safety
(Senators Feinstein and Rockefeller to name just two).

I generally view all gun control legislation as illegitimate, and therefore having no application to myself. But if somebody wants to sit on high, and tell me my rights don't exists as stated, they better be towing the line themselves.
I hope this aide is jailed for the longest possible term, and Senator Webb is called to answer for his apparent lawbreaking. He's been caught red-handed. He better pay the price.

UPDATE:Senator Webb speaks:“Everyone here knows that I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, that I have had a permit to carry a weapon in Virginia for a long time, and I believe that it’s important — it’s important for me, personally, and for a lot of people in the situation that I’m in, to be able to defend myself and my family.”

Still, a Virginia permit is not a valid permit anywhere outside the jurisdiction that issues it.
Senator Webb was clearly in illegal possession of a firearm within D.C. He needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of law, just as you or I would be.


Palm boy said...

Hey, I don't think Jim kowtows like the rest of the party with Gun control.

He's a Vietnam vet, former secretary of the Navy.

I can't find anything on his site about his position, but here is a forum discussion regarding his stance.

They pretty much decide that whatever Webb said, he's never voted, so we don't really know his stance.

Kal said...

And if he was a real man, why's he having his aide carry his gun anyway.

Bah. Wussy.

Palm boy said...

Gino, he wasn't in possession of it! One of his staff members was caught carrying a handgun, so he claimed it was Webbs'.

Awful convient way to try and get out of trouble.


And, Webb states that he has never carried a gun in the capitol complex.
He does in Virgina however.

Gino said...

webb is not denying the gun is his.
and whether he carries one in the capital complex or not, apparently he does possess one in DC, or the aid wouldnt have mistakenly carried it in with his other belongings after moving webb's cars around.
handgun ownership is illegal in DC, especially an unregistered one.

it looks like we need an oversight investigation to get to the bottom of this.