Webb Aide Arrested with Handgun in DC

This is an interesting report:

An aide to U.S. Sen. Jim Webb was arrested Monday after a loaded handgun allegedly was found in his possession, authorities said.

Capitol police said the aide was arrested during a security check upon entering the Russell Senate Office building at about 10:50 a.m. The gun was detected by an X-ray machine

It was determined that the man did not have a license to carry the gun in D.C., according to Capitol police. It is illegal to carry handguns in D.C.

The aide was charged with carrying a pistol without a license, unregistered firearm and unregistered ammunition.Who doesn’t know that you can’t carry a handgun in DC, especially when entering a federal building? Evidently this guy doesn’t. Maybe he was just implementing that recent Supreme Court ruling.

Update: The Webb aide has been identified as Philip Thompson. Kevin found more on Thompson here, including the following:

Phillip, the quieter and more introspective member of the trio, had quit his job as the editor of the Marine Corps Times and had taken a significant pay cut in order to work in Jim’s campaign. He soon became an unexpected but equally colorful personality once he was certain of his audience. Phillip’s main responsibility was to stay out of the limelight while constantly keeping an eye on Jim, getting him from point A to point B, and moving him out of harm’s way if necessary. Phillip also helped with scheduling, printed out maps, stayed in contact with various members of the campaign staff and did some of the driving as well. Phillip is precise in all that he does, possesses an amazing memory along with an impressive array of accomplishments, and has a very funny sense of humor. If you don’t take the time to get to know Phillip, it’s your loss.

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