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— The Washington Post writes that Sen. Jim Webb (D) expressed support for his aide who was arrested for carrying a gun on Capitol Hill. But he declined to confirm what the aide told authorities: that the gun was Webb's. Said Webb: "I have never carried a gun in the Capitol complex, and I did not give the weapon to Phillip Thompson, and that's all that I think I'll say." Asked whether he feels he is above D.C.'s gun laws, which are among the strictest in the country, Webb replied, "I'm not going to comment on any level in terms of how I provide for my own security."