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Cops: State senator tried to board plane with unloaded gun, clip
Chicago Tribune ^ | December 5, 2012 | Rick Pearson and Jeremy Gorner

Posted on 12/05/2012 3:54:42 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

State Sen. Donne Trotter, who is seeking the congressional seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., was arrested this morning at O’Hare International Airport for attempting to board a plane with an unloaded handgun and a clip with six bullets, officials said.

Trotter, a Chicago Democrat who has served in the state legislature since 1988, was charged with a Class 4 felony, according to a spokeswoman for the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banglist; chicago; gun; jackson; trotter
Must have been packing for educational purposes only.
1 posted on 12/05/2012 3:54:57 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Gun Culture!
Gun Culture!


2 posted on 12/05/2012 3:57:09 PM PST by Mr. Peabody
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To: ConservativeStatement
an unloaded handgun and a clip with six bullets, officials said.

Grrr...

3 posted on 12/05/2012 3:59:27 PM PST by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Rules for us do not apply to her......if elected she will still push to ban guns I’ll bet.


4 posted on 12/05/2012 4:00:32 PM PST by GrannyK
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To: ConservativeStatement

Normally I would favor the gun owner but the hypocrisy is just too rich.


5 posted on 12/05/2012 4:01:11 PM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

anyone taking bets on how long til the charges are dismissed??


6 posted on 12/05/2012 4:01:13 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: ConservativeStatement

She’s a Chicago Democrat! Give her a mulligan, or at least let her buy one/s:)


8 posted on 12/05/2012 4:06:13 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Frank_2001

OOPS! “HE/HIM”!;)


9 posted on 12/05/2012 4:07:23 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: eyeamok
anyone taking bets on how long til the charges are dismissed??

Aren't congressmen generally exempt from arrest when going-to or returning-home [from] Congressional session? Is that the case here?
I would like to see the political caste fed up with the TSA and their illegitimate searches -- dissolution of that agency can, IMO, only be good.

10 posted on 12/05/2012 4:08:44 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Its not gun culture , it’s concern for the prevelent “crime culture”.


11 posted on 12/05/2012 4:10:54 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt
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To: ConservativeStatement

It was just a little ol’ pea shooter.


12 posted on 12/05/2012 4:10:54 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: OneWingedShark

OneWingedShark~:” Aren’t congressmen generally exempt from arrest when going-to or returning-home [from] Congressional session? Is that the case here?

(from the article): “State Sen. Donne Trotter, who is seeking the congressional seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., was arrested this morning at O’Hare International Airport for ...”

It appears that he doesn’t yet have the seat of a congressman to cover his ineptness . He hasn’t yet been appointed , or elected . So , no - he isn’t covered by Congressional immunity , ..yet !


13 posted on 12/05/2012 4:17:44 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt
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To: ConservativeStatement
Isn't he too dark and too DemoRat to commit a crime in Chicago?
14 posted on 12/05/2012 4:19:47 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: DemforBush

Was that one of those fashionable “clips” that allows you to carry your weapon on your lapel?

They’re all the rage, I hear.

By the way, did the gun have a magazine in it at the time?


15 posted on 12/05/2012 4:20:05 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: DemforBush

Maybe it was a paper clip.


16 posted on 12/05/2012 4:20:28 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Isn't he already a felon?
17 posted on 12/05/2012 4:23:54 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Now it is within the realm of possibility the firearm was a revolver and he had a Moon Clip full of ammo.

Of course it’s much more likely the reporter is an imbecile and just vomited words onto his word processor program without a clue as to their meaning.

It must be great to be a sub 65 IQ and able to get a job in journalism.


18 posted on 12/05/2012 4:29:05 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (John Winthrop's "City upon a Hill" just became a midden heap. Infested with rats and other vermin.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Dumb stupid a$$ed liberal. Even my dog is smarter than that.


19 posted on 12/05/2012 4:29:44 PM PST by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: LachlanMinnesota; DemforBush; Doomonyou

Did you know what the reporter was talking about?

“Clip” has become synonymous for magazine... you might as well get used to it.


20 posted on 12/05/2012 4:31:30 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: eyeamok

The most important issue here is did they spell his name correctly?


21 posted on 12/05/2012 4:33:56 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

LOL, liberals hate guns. Its the Big Lie and one most goofs here have fallen for time and again. Liberals love guns. Their beef is that you can own one. Oh well, Im sure the law and order types will be right along to set me straight. LOL


22 posted on 12/05/2012 4:35:08 PM PST by 556x45
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To: hattend

I know what he meant, just yankin yur chain.


23 posted on 12/05/2012 4:40:49 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: hattend

About a month ago my brother asked if he had left his spare clip here at my house. I knew exactly what he was talking about.


24 posted on 12/05/2012 4:42:15 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
(from the article): “State Sen. Donne Trotter, who is seeking the congressional seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., was arrested this morning at O’Hare International Airport for ...”

It appears that he doesn’t yet have the seat of a congressman to cover his ineptness . He hasn’t yet been appointed , or elected . So , no - he isn’t covered by Congressional immunity , ..yet !

Thanks for the catch!
Hopefully the run-in will 'taint' him against the TSA -- I'm becoming more and more convinced the only way to get the TSA disbanded is to make it onerous to politicians.

25 posted on 12/05/2012 4:54:05 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: DemforBush

Moon clip for a revolver?


26 posted on 12/05/2012 4:56:02 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“Clips” and “bullets?” A real savvy reporter demonstrating that they have no idea what they’re talking about.


27 posted on 12/05/2012 4:56:42 PM PST by Klaatu Barada Nikto (Liberty is not a Loophole)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Did you tell him his copy of “Guns & Ammo” was nowhere to be found?


28 posted on 12/05/2012 5:04:14 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: eyedigress

No I didn’t. I just assumed he was looking for one of these
http://www.google.com/search?q=gun+clips&hl=en&client=safari&sa=X&tbo=u&tbm=isch&source=univ&ei=GvG_UISAM4XG2wX1vIHACg&ved=0CFcQsAQ&biw=1024&bih=690


29 posted on 12/05/2012 5:21:15 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: ConservativeStatement

25ACP ain’t good for much else!


30 posted on 12/05/2012 5:40:06 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment,a Matter of Fact,Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: mountainlion

How many guns can a felon legally carry on a plane?


31 posted on 12/05/2012 5:53:07 PM PST by BipolarBob (Riding my stick horse yelling "Woop woop whopm Gangnam Style" & grinning like an idiot.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

For a Chicago Democrat, this is a resume enhancer.


32 posted on 12/05/2012 5:56:43 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: ConservativeStatement

She must have not told them who she was.


33 posted on 12/05/2012 5:56:52 PM PST by bikerman (What ever happens from now is all OBAMA's fault. Obama lied,economy died)
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To: Frank_2001

“OOPS! “HE/HIM”!;)”

Hard to tell these days, with the “creative” naming. But it does make going through resumes easier.


34 posted on 12/05/2012 6:52:48 PM PST by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
"Authorities found a .25-caliber Beretta in his garment bag, and a clip containing six live rounds in a separate side pocket, according to police, who said the gun was not loaded."

By Rick Pearson and Jeremy Gorner, Tribune reporters

Evidently it takes more than two reporters to write a gun story with the proper terminology.

35 posted on 12/05/2012 7:19:14 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: hattend

You are right, my mind ain’t right - I need to conform to the lowest common denominator and stop resisting error, hyperbole, overstatement, and wrong-headed thinking. My bad.

I’ll add it to the list of things I must accept in life, even though they are not correct. We live in Obama World now, and even reporters only need to say enough to allow us to fill in the blanks ourselves. I am now used to suboptimal, inadequate, abnormal and tepid. My mind is right.


36 posted on 12/05/2012 8:43:52 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: LachlanMinnesota

There, don’t you feel better?


37 posted on 12/05/2012 9:58:17 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

Amen, brotha! NOW may I please have my Obamafone, Mr. Broncho Bama?

We jus’ had a failure to communicates...zat’s all!


38 posted on 12/05/2012 10:00:54 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: ConservativeStatement

Nice... and he wanted to represent JJjr’s district? What does anyone want to bet that he forgot he was carrying in the first place, as in 2nd nature because he’s always armed, even in the city? Can they find any NON-Felons to take the seat? (I’m guessing no...)


39 posted on 12/06/2012 1:34:17 AM PST by LibertyRocks
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