Packing Heat In New Orleans

Apparently that’s what Sen. James Webb (D-Va.) did. In explaining how a gun could have found its way into his assistant’s possession and be carried onto the grounds of the Russell Senate Office building, Webb seemed to say, ‘well hey, we had the gun because we had been in New Orleans over the weekend.’

Hear that Mayor Ray Nagin? The senator feels compelled to arm himself when visiting your fine city. He actually said it more like this in speaking of his staffer’s arrest:

‘I think this is one of those very unfortunate situations where, completely inadvertently, he took the weapon into the Senate yesterday,’ Webb added. The senator noted that he was in New Orleans from Friday until Monday. He speculated that the incident happened because three of his cars were moved because of the trip.

I don’t think it will do much for the city’s recovery when lawmakers are afraid to visit without the special protection of Smith and Wesson.

In a related post, there is a solution to the crime problem in N.O. I wonder if the mayor saw it?

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