Skip to comments.Cops: State senator tried to board plane with unloaded gun, clip
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 OHare 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 states attorneys office.
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Rules for us do not apply to her......if elected she will still push to ban guns I’ll bet.
Normally I would favor the gun owner but the hypocrisy is just too rich.
anyone taking bets on how long til the charges are dismissed??
She’s a Chicago Democrat! Give her a mulligan, or at least let her buy one/s:)
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.
Its not gun culture , it’s concern for the prevelent “crime culture”.
It was just a little ol’ pea shooter.
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 OHare 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 !
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?
Maybe it was a paper clip.
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.
Dumb stupid a$$ed liberal. Even my dog is smarter than that.
Did you know what the reporter was talking about?
“Clip” has become synonymous for magazine... you might as well get used to it.
The most important issue here is did they spell his name correctly?
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
I know what he meant, just yankin yur chain.
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.
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.
Moon clip for a revolver?
“Clips” and “bullets?” A real savvy reporter demonstrating that they have no idea what they’re talking about.
Did you tell him his copy of “Guns & Ammo” was nowhere to be found?
No I didn’t. I just assumed he was looking for one of these
25ACP ain’t good for much else!
How many guns can a felon legally carry on a plane?
For a Chicago Democrat, this is a resume enhancer.
She must have not told them who she was.
Hard to tell these days, with the “creative” naming. But it does make going through resumes easier.
By Rick Pearson and Jeremy Gorner, Tribune reporters
Evidently it takes more than two reporters to write a gun story with the proper terminology.
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.
There, don’t you feel better?
Amen, brotha! NOW may I please have my Obamafone, Mr. Broncho Bama?
We jus’ had a failure to communicates...zat’s all!
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...)