March 26, 2007

A Different Second Amendment

Coming across on Drudge:

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 into a 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. According to congressional rules, congressmen and senators, not staff, are allowed to have a gun on federal property. Developing...

Let me see if I understand this:

Congressmen and Senators can bring firearms into heavily-protected federal buildings guarded by permanent on-duty police officers, but residents of Washington, DC are not allowed to have weapons to defend themselves or their families in their homes.

Nope, no double standard here.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at March 26, 2007 02:44 PM

Just so. All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.

Posted by: Actual at March 26, 2007 07:02 PM

Bob, Bob, Bob...

You just don't get it. The Legislators need those guns to protect themselves from the citizens of DC who DO NOT HAVE ANY guns, because private ownership of handuns, and ammunition, apparently, have been outlawed. So the citizens of DC are a present danger to members of congress, because of the guns that they do not have. Because they are outlawed.

Do you understand now? It's quite simple, don't you see?

The private citizens of DC do not NEED to own guns, because guns have been outlawed, and therefore there ARE no guns in DC -- except those carried by cops, and congressman, who need them... Oh what's the use?

Bob, you just do not understand nuanced thinking. Guns don't kill people, people k..oh....wait -- oh, you'll just never get it.

Posted by: Bill Smith at March 26, 2007 08:32 PM

HA!!!! Its TRUE!!!!

Outlaw guns and only CROOKS have them. :oP

Posted by: Retired Navy at March 27, 2007 05:08 AM

Have you ever considered all the exemptions that our elected representatives allow themselves. For instance, they do not have to go through the rediculous security at the airports that we commoners are forced to indure. I am sure we could list numerous other situations.

Posted by: David Caskey at March 27, 2007 09:13 AM

An infuriating part of the fight over our Right to bear arms: The powerful and wealthy are always excluded from restrictions.

Do you think Chuck Schumer et al. are protected by a nearby firearm? Sure they are. Does he believe the lower classes deserve to be able to protect themselves? No he doesn't.

Posted by: DoorHold at March 27, 2007 10:39 AM

Posted by David Caskey at March 27, 2007 09:13 AM

The one I like the best is they don't do Social Security, They have a seperate retirement system set up just for them.

Posted by: Retired Navy at March 27, 2007 10:54 AM

They are also allowed to smoke in all the legislative buildings on the Hill.

Posted by: Granddaddy Long Legs at March 27, 2007 12:20 PM

Yes, Chuck Schumer has a carry permit in NYC. I'm sure he's a gun lover, just wants to make it as difficult as possible for his subjects to be one!

Posted by: Tom TB at March 27, 2007 02:41 PM