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Gun Control Advocate busted for taking loaded gun through airport.

Posted by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 10:29 AM
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State Sen. Donne Trotter Arrested For Trying To Take Gun On Plane



CHICAGO (CBS) – An Illinois state senator running to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress was arrested Wednesday morning after he allegedly tried to bring a gun onto a plane at O’Hare International Airport.


Sen. Donne Trotter (D-Chicago) was charged with a felony count of attempting to board an aircraft with a weapon, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. The charge carries a penalty of 1 to 3 years in jail.


WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports Chicago police said TSA agents found the gun in a carry-on bag around 7 a.m. as Trotter was going through a security checkpoint. A TSA spokesperson said in an email that the gun was loaded with seven rounds, but there was not a round in the gun’s chamber.


A police spokeswoman said Trotter is licensed to carry a weapon and has a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification card.

State Sen. Donne Trotter was charged with a felony after TSA agents found a loaded gun in his bag as he went through security at O’Hare International Airport on Dec. 5, 2012. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Updated 12/5/12 – 8:51 p.m.

Trotter, 62, has been a state senator since 1993. Before that, he was a state representative from 1988 to 1993. During his time in the legislature, he has regularly been an anti-gun vote, and has opposed legislation that would allow for concealed carry in Illinois.




http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/12/05/state-sen-donne-trotter-arrested-for-trying-to-take-gun-on-plane/



by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 10:29 AM
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jcrew6
by Jenney on Dec. 6, 2012 at 10:40 AM
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So, gun carrying democrat in Chicago who advocates gun control wants junior Jesse Jackson's old job.   But has to get through this charge first.  Hrmmmm, anyone see this guy replacing Jackson? 

PeeperSqueak
by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 11:18 AM
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I'm not surprised really..............those that want strict gun control for law abiding citizens to lose their guns and the criminals get to keep theirs for control.  What a hypocrite !

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Dec. 6, 2012 at 11:25 AM
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Well you know what they say "DO as I SAY...NOT as I DO".. Got to love the hipcrisy.. That seems to be the golden rule as of late.

SandyLaxner
by Bronze Member on Dec. 6, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Oh yeah!  It is the Chicago way.  Triple J was re-elected in a landslide after being MIA for months!  I live in IL.  Just another one of our many humiliations...This guy said he had worked a shift as a security guard right b4 coming to airport and forgot that his gun was in his garment bag.  LOL.  State rep moonlights as security guard?

Quoting jcrew6:

So, gun carrying democrat in Chicago who advocates gun control wants junior Jesse Jackson's old job.   But has to get through this charge first.  Hrmmmm, anyone see this guy replacing Jackson? 


joyfree
by Kat on Dec. 7, 2012 at 12:48 AM

What an idiot.

eye rolling

pj2becca21
by Bronze Member on Dec. 7, 2012 at 2:27 AM
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UM what!?!?!?!?!?!? My sides hurt!!!!

jcrew6
by Jenney on Dec. 7, 2012 at 10:08 AM
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Does have a Chicago style to it.  Supports gun control, including laws restricting conceal carry, while he carries a gun.  Concealed.  Loaded. 

Quoting SandyLaxner:

Oh yeah!  It is the Chicago way.  Triple J was re-elected in a landslide after being MIA for months!  I live in IL.  Just another one of our many humiliations...This guy said he had worked a shift as a security guard right b4 coming to airport and forgot that his gun was in his garment bag.  LOL.  State rep moonlights as security guard?

Quoting jcrew6:

So, gun carrying democrat in Chicago who advocates gun control wants junior Jesse Jackson's old job.   But has to get through this charge first.  Hrmmmm, anyone see this guy replacing Jackson? 



jcrew6
by Jenney on Dec. 7, 2012 at 8:51 PM

The pathetic part? Because he is a dem in Chicago, he will probably still win. 

Quoting joyfree:

What an idiot.

eye rolling


joyfree
by Kat on Dec. 7, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Yes. Many crooked/hypocritical politicians get re-elected all the time, sadly.

Quoting jcrew6:

The pathetic part? Because he is a dem in Chicago, he will probably still win. 

Quoting joyfree:

What an idiot.

eye rolling



imamomzilla
by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 10:40 PM
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  Love the irony. ;-)

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