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Marine Corps Congressional Fellow Arrested For Having A Loaded Handgun In DC

I deeply respect our men and women in uniform, but they should also know that the District of Columbia is not gun-friendly. Not even in the slightest. We’ve had press secretariescongressional interns, and members of the National Pork Producers Council arrested for trying to bring their firearms into government buildings.

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Now, we have a Marine Corps congressional fellow who’s been arrested by Capitol Police after .45 caliber handgun was found in his car upon a routine search outside the Rayburn building (via Roll Call):

Gunnery Sergeant Peter Boby was arrested after officers discovered loaded .45 caliber handgun in his vehicle during a routine vehicle inspection outside of the Rayburn House Office Building. USCP spokesperson Lt. Kimberly A. Schneider said in a statement, “At approximately 2:00 pm today at Washington Avenue and C Street, SW, USCP officers were conducting administrative security screening required for entry into the secure perimeter. Officers discovered a loaded .45 caliber handgun in a vehicle.”

Boby was charged with carrying a pistol without a license, unregistered ammunition, and unregistered firearm. Schneider said he is being processed at USCP headquarters on D Street NE.

“[Boby] is an active duty Marine. He is a gunnery sergeant and he is assigned as a congressional fellow,” Major Paul Greenberg, a Marine Corps spokesman, told CQ Roll Call when reached by phone Tuesday afternoon. The Marine Corps did not offer a comment on Boby’s arrest.

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So, once more, do not bring your guns into DC. You’re messing with Scylla and Charybdis (legally) by doing so, and it could ruin your life.

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