U.S. Capitol Police arrested a top aide to Sen. Jim Webb on Monday after he tried to enter a Senate office building carrying a loaded pistol and two fully loaded magazines that belonged to the senator.
I hate when reporters do this, it was in some sort of bag or brief case. this is important because it is likely the aid did not know it was loaded. Heck we don't know if he knew there was a gun in the bag.
Frankly, everyone has the right to defend themselves and I would have no problem if they all carried firearms for protection. What part of SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED don't people understand?!?!? EVERY law that restricts honest citizen's right to bear arms is unconstitutional.
Phillip Thompson sent a bag through the X-ray machine at Russell Senate Office Building, where Webb's office is located. It detected the weapon and Capitol Police say they determined that Thompson didn't have a license to carry the gun in Washington, D.C. Thompson was arrested and charged with carrying a pistol without a license and possession of an unregistered firearm and unregistered ammunition.
A senior Democratic aide said Webb gave the bag that contained the gun to Thompson when the aide drove the senator to the airport. Thompson said he forgot it was in the bag when he took it into the office building. ...snip
Handguns are illegal in Washington, D.C., but nearby Virginia allows residents to carry concealed handguns. Capitol Police rules allow members and their employees to bring a weapon onto Capitol grounds if it is unloaded and securely wrapped. In this case, it was neither.
I am sick of this debate because it is dishonest. Anyone who has read the what the Founding Father's have written about the Second Amendment KNOWS it is an individual right for the purpose of defending the country, defending against a tyrannical government, for protection of self/private property and for providing of food. If you want read a good decision by a judge on this manner read U.S. v Emerson (I cannot believe how hard this was to find again). It is an excellent read breaking down the wording of the Second Amendment and citing the history and writings of the Founding Fathers.
I would like to see every honest citizen, without mental disorders, carrying a firearm. I know, an armed society, is a polite society.