Anti-Gun Legislator Arrested...For Having Gun at Airport!


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Wishbone Ash
December 7, 2012, 12:54 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NrBFjkxKglI

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BLACKHAWKNJ
December 7, 2012, 01:00 AM
It's a plant, he was set up!

Apachedriver
December 7, 2012, 01:05 AM
Oh, so it's ok to forgive and forget if your a democrat...

gunnutery
December 7, 2012, 05:27 AM
I'm surprised he spent 30 hours in jail.

Double Naught Spy
December 7, 2012, 06:55 AM
I find these stories both pathetic and amusing. :D

blahpony
December 7, 2012, 07:33 AM
Solution #1: Drop the charges because we don't want a felon as our candidate

Solution #2: Get a candidate that isn't a felon

:rolleyes:

Lex Luthier
December 7, 2012, 07:44 AM
It is interesting that his lawyer characterized him as a "family man" and a "public servant". Most of us have the same traits, and their attempt at easing the reality of law for such a person of "higher moral standards" only makes our argument for us. Also, the fact he was traveling from one gun prohibited state to another is telling. I hope this case goes farther and raises us all up.

I picked up a .25 casing in my boot tread while walking around D.C. on a trip last year. The TSA lady understood how that might have happened, even though I could have been profiled by my high and tight haircut, duty belt and jump boots. Reasonable is as reasonable does.

Funny, I would never use that small caliber anyway.

M2 Carbine
December 7, 2012, 07:52 AM
If you are anti-gun and a democrat gun laws aren't supposed to apply to you.

http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20099349,00.html

Carl N. Brown
December 7, 2012, 08:14 AM
:barf::fire::cuss::banghead: = my anger at the politician's hypocrisy.

:);):D:evil: = my schadenfreude at the politician's predicament

Templar223
December 7, 2012, 08:25 AM
Yeah, when I saw this at first I thought it was a classic gotcha.

Digging a little deeper I found a different story.

It is by the grace of God that this doesn't happen to any one of us who are around guns all the time. The gun, aside from Chicago's local prohibitions on handguns, was lawfully carried, unloaded and encased, per IL law. He forgot about it in his carry-on or briefcase.

This particular Senator, particularly in the last two years as his district now includes more areas some on the other side refer to as "redneckistan" has modified his position thanks to education and advocacy from pro-gun folks like Guns Save Life and the NRA.

Yes, he was very anti gun before.

Today, he voted for the over-ride against Gov. Quinn's draconian gun ban and indicated to Cullerton's office that he would vote for a right-to-carry bill when they polled the Dem caucus.

Today, Donne Trotter is a very gun-friendly Senator, again, thanks to advocacy and education, along with a little good old-fashioned holding his feet to the fire.

Let's not cannibalize him, okay?

Oh yeah, one other thing: Anita Alvarez let him sit in jail for 30 hours. You think that's gonna engender a lot of support for her planned anti-gun bills next session?

I don't think so.

For more:

http://www.gunssavelife.com/?p=3844

John

Ehtereon11B
December 7, 2012, 08:49 AM
It is perfectly fine to have a firearm, as long as you are someone important like a Congressman. Reminds me of that picture of Chuck Schumer (D-NY) firing a Tec-9 with a Joker-style grin.

303tom
December 7, 2012, 09:17 AM
No Comment...................

ATBackPackin
December 7, 2012, 11:08 AM
I am not above cutting a good guy a break, not because he is a politician, but for being just a good guy. However, something about this doesn't seem right.

1. The gun was not registered.

2. He said it was the gun he used as a security guard the night before and that is why he forgot it was in his bag. Who uses a .25 auto for security work???

Trent
December 7, 2012, 11:13 AM
Already opened a thread on this two days ago, mods closed it down as off topic.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=688044&highlight=illinois+senator

Double Naught Spy
December 7, 2012, 03:26 PM
Don't be jealous, Trent. You did start off your version with a statement that was factually incorrect as a basis for the thread. Obviously, democratic senators with firearms can't be trusted in Chicago, contrary to your claim.

Trent
December 7, 2012, 04:35 PM
Yeah, yeah.... technicalities.

But hey, in this state I live in, I'll take every chance I can get to point out corruption. :)

Neverwinter
December 9, 2012, 12:05 AM
It is interesting that his lawyer characterized him as a "family man" and a "public servant". Most of us have the same traits, and their attempt at easing the reality of law for such a person of "higher moral standards" only makes our argument for us.
If a legislator described as a "family man" is caught doing something in an airport, there's a good chance he's publicly against that. Just sayin'.

;)

we are not amused
December 9, 2012, 10:16 AM
I seem to remember seeing a news article, about how Illinois has a law saying "Government" officials are able to carry guns, or maybe it was just Chicago elected officials.

Anybody have any information on that?

comus3
December 9, 2012, 11:24 AM
Know where your guns are at all times. Responsibility.

fanchisimo
December 9, 2012, 12:16 PM
I think he should get treated the same as a non-govt official would. Before a Judge, a person would probably be told they are responsibile for keeping track of their guns's locations, as Comus said.

Trent
December 9, 2012, 12:38 PM
I seem to remember seeing a news article, about how Illinois has a law saying "Government" officials are able to carry guns, or maybe it was just Chicago elected officials.

Anybody have any information on that?

I don't remember hearing this.

The only way to work around the ban on concealed carry here is to be a member of a security company and get approval. Which this Senator obviously did with his buddies security firm.


Sec. 24-2. Exemptions.
(a) Subsections 24-1(a)(3), 24-1(a)(4), 24-1(a)(10), and 24-1(a)(13) and Section 24-1.6 do not apply to or affect any of the following:

snip...

(5) Persons licensed as private security contractors, private detectives, or private alarm contractors, or employed by an agency certified by the Department of Professional Regulation, if their duties include the carrying of a weapon under the provisions of the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004, while actually engaged in the performance of the duties of their employment or commuting between their homes and places of employment, provided that such commuting is accomplished within one hour from departure from home or place of employment, as the case may be. Persons exempted under this subdivision (a)(5) shall be required to have completed a course of study in firearms handling and training approved and supervised by the Department of Professional Regulation as prescribed by Section 28 of the Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and Locksmith Act of 2004, prior to becoming eligible for this exemption. The Department of Professional Regulation shall provide suitable documentation demonstrating the successful completion of the prescribed firearms training. Such documentation shall be carried at all times when such persons are in possession of a concealable weapon.

Trent
December 9, 2012, 01:54 PM
The rabbit hole deepens:

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/16849836-418/state-sen-trotters-bond-set-at-25000.html

Trent
December 9, 2012, 02:11 PM
Security firm, run by Chicago lobbyist, with ties to Mayor Daley, gets paid enormous sums of money by the City of Chicago transit authority for security work.

Senators (and probably other politicians) on the payroll as "consultants."

It's a damn "protection" racket.

My take on it? They're all a bunch of crooks, and should get locked up.

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