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Not Sure Whether to Be Upset

I won’t really say anything more about the Webb incident, because now that the details are coming out, we’re missing a key bit of information to determine whether this is something I really should be upset about or not.  Initial reports made it seem like Webb was bringing a gun into the Capitol, and mistakingly handed the bag with guns in it off to a staffer.  This would upset me, because I don’t take kindly to politicians privileging themselves with activities they’d throw me in the slammer for.  I can’t carry in DC without risking jail time, it should be the same for Senators.

If Webb was boarding a flight, he may not have been breaking any laws, as the airports are both in Virginia, except BWI, which is in Maryland.  If he handed a bag off to the staffer without telling the staffer there was a gun in it, he was an idiot, but it’s not something I’m going to get too worked up over.  It’s politicians holding themselves above the law that I get worked up over.

So I’ll reserve my indignation from the time being, and just leave it at this: I still won’t be impressed until I see Webb carrying a P90 under a trench coat.

2 Responses to “Not Sure Whether to Be Upset”

  1. Michael says:

    As I understand it, Webb has a Virginia CCW, but as a US Senator he can bring his personally firearm to the Capitol as long as it is unloaded and wrapped up.

    I take issue with that, seeing that no other person has more rights than another.

    This just goes to the case that DC gun ban needs to be repealed and the citzens be allowed to vote in national and state elections.

  2. Bitter says:

    This just goes to the case that DC gun ban needs to be repealed and the citzens be allowed to vote in national and state elections.

    I assume you mean DC citizens?

    If so, how are they banned from voting in national elections? They do. DC even gets electoral votes.

    As for state elections, they aren’t a state. Unless you mean they should be allowed to vote in Maryland or Virginia. If they vote with either state, then the District would have to be given back to that state. (Logically, it would go back to Maryland since Virginia already got its donation back in the form of Alexandria.) If you mean local elections that govern the District, they already have the right to vote in those, too. That’s how they have a mayor who is opting to ignore Parker.

    I guess I’m just confused.

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