This is likely the stupidest thing you're ever going to read regarding U.S. gun
Members of Congress and designated employees can bring unloaded guns into
the Capitol. The lawmakers can even load the guns once inside their offices.
But there is a hitch: They cannot bring guns through the District's streets
on their way to the Capitol grounds.
Although some people are allowed to bring guns into the Capitol, they cannot
legally get them there, said Lt. Jon Shelton, the longtime head of the D.C.
police department's gun unit.
“They can't helicopter them in,” Shelton said.
Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Terrance W. Gainer said he would advise lawmakers
to “abide by D.C. laws” when not on Capitol grounds. He said members
of Congress who want guns at the Capitol should ask police to transport the
weapons for them. … ..
surrounding Senator James Webb not only became a one-liner in Bush's stand
up last night, but it has been illuminating. The D.C. gun laws, one of which was recently
overturned by the Court of Appeals after 30 years on the books, sound like
the most ridiculous set of laws ever to be enacted.
I mean really, you can bring an unloaded gun into the Capitol but you can't travel through the D.C. streets with that same gun on the way to the Capitol?
However, when you have idiots like this guy writing that the Webb event entitles “the next D.C. cop Webb encounters within city limits (but outside the Capitol) to frisk him,” you can understand how stupid gun laws get made.
But it still boggles the mind.