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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Webb Watch - True Colors

SENATOR'S AIDE CHARGED IN GUN RAP. An aide to Sen. James Webb (D-Va.) pleaded not guilty yesterday to possessing a handgun without a license following his arrest Monday when an X-ray machine at a Senate office building detected the gun and extra ammunition. The aide, Phillip Thompson, who like Webb is a former Marine, was not available for comment. But Webb said taking the weapon into the Senate "was completely inadvertent. " Thompson said he was carrying the handgun for Webb, which the senator declined to confirm or deny. The charge carries a prison term of up to 5 years. (LINK)

We all know Webb said he would not comment on the case because it was pending. He had no problem saying he did not give Phillip Thompson the gun. Heh. When asked if it was his (Webb's) gun, he declined to step up. What a guy..Born Squatting.

The Mason Conservative has a grasp on the reality of this event and what it means to REAL gun owners who are responsible with their weapons. He writes "I'm sure there are gun owners who read this, tell me. . . is not Sen. Webb simply embarrassing you by his carelessness? And if this is some shallow play at gun votes, are Webb's political backers greatly generalizing gun voters in the rural areas of the state? No gun owner would be proud of his actions." True that Chris!

Jerry has the RTD Editorial that attempts to defend Webb. Yes Jerry, I think the writer is on drugs. The best piece so far is by Dana Milbank in the WAPO. This one is worth the time to read as it describes Thompson's day in court. Pitiful. The man was abandoned by his fellow Marine as he stood in court:

Ordered to stand in a box marked off with frayed duct tape, he must have been too stunned to answer when the judge asked if he understood the charges. "You have to answer, sir," the judge told the silent defendant. "Do you understand?"

"Yes," he said quietly.

The official complaint has "The defendant stated that he was in possession of a pistol and two magazines belonging to Senator Jim Webb. The defendant further stated that he inadvertently left the gun that he was safekeeping from the previous days." Webb may be pleased to know that, according to the complaint, "the weapon was test fired and is operable."

There is much more than I will copy here.

Webb even hinted that he ignores the District law requiring handguns to be registered. Asked if he considered himself above D.C. law, he said: "I'm not going to comment in any level in terms of how I provide for my own security," he said. The senator was less forthcoming in his defense of Thompson. "He is going to be arraigned today," Webb said. "I do not in any way want to prejudice his case and the situation that he's involved in."

Prejudice the case? But wasn't it Webb's gun that his aide was carrying for him?(GO NOW TO READ ALL)

Jim Webb should face the same consequences in this as any other blue collar American. Jim Webb cuts loose his fellow Marine as he tries to save face. I encourage all of you to write your NRA rep and let them know Jim Webb does not represent responsible gun owners. Sure Thompson is at fault, but so is Jim Webb. This whole case started when Webb refused to secure his fully loaded weapon. Sure, we all make mistakes, but mistakes with guns carry a price. Scott at Scott's Morning Brew has a great post. Scott is a police officer and we writes "If it is in fact Webb's weapon and he has left his friend out there like that, he needs to re-evaluate his definition of friend. Because I wouldn't want one like that." Indeed. This incident is very telling about Sen Webb. His ego, his gun issues, and his character.All three stink to high Heaven. When Jim Webb campaigned he played on his roots are in SWVA. The SWVA I know and love puts God, Family, and Friends above all else. We see where Webb's priorities lie. More later about the hypocrisy from the left.

Concrete Bob at UCV has a few choice words.

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