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

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Wishbone Ash, Dec 7, 2012.

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  1. Wishbone Ash

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    It's a plant, he was set up!
     
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    Oh, so it's ok to forgive and forget if your a democrat...
     
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    I'm surprised he spent 30 hours in jail.
     
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    I find these stories both pathetic and amusing. :D
     
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    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:
     
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    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.
     
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    Anti-gun Chicago Democrat caught at airport with gun in bag

    :barf::fire::cuss::banghead: = my anger at the politician's hypocrisy.

    :);):D:evil: = my schadenfreude at the politician's predicament
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    No Comment...................
     
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    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???
     
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    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.
     
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    Yeah, yeah.... technicalities.

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

    ;)
     
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    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?
     
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    Know where your guns are at all times. Responsibility.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.

     
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    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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