Senator Jim Webb's aide commited a big no-no the other day, tring to take the Senator's handgun and two loaded magazines into a U.S. government bulding. The gun laws in Washington, D.C. are draconian, to put it mildly. An average citizen cannot own, let alone carry concealed, a handgun (or any other type of firearm for that matter) in the District of Columbia. In Virginia, where Senator Webb is from, one must have a "Permit to Carry a Concealed Handgun." Mr. Webb has such a permit, however, privileges do not extend to any other person. Not to mention, it's not valid in D.C. unless you have a special "may-issue" reciprocity permit from the D.C. Chief of Police (I doubt Mr. Webb has one of these).
At any rate, Senator Webb's aide must have had his head up his behind, carrying a loaded, unregistered (to the aide), firearm, with unregistered ammunition, into a U.S. Government building without a permit. Had this been an aide to a Republican senator, say perhaps George Allen, the mainstream media would be having cows sideways.
By the way, an interesting part of the D.C. gun laws states that any semi-automatic firearm capable of holding more than 12 rounds is considered a machine gun. Machine guns, considered any firearm capable of firing more than once with a single trigger pull, have been illegal under Federal law since 1934. Despite the recent ruling overturning the D.C. gun ban, guns continue to be outlawed in the District for the most part.
If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.
Here is what the anti-gunners fear most.
My thoughts on gun control are best summarized here.