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CHICAGO ANTI-GUN POLíS ARREST SHOWS TRUE GUN CONTROL HYPOCRISY, SAYS CCRKBA(IL)
ccrkba.org ^ | 5 December, 2012 | ccrkba

Posted on 12/06/2012 5:35:42 AM PST by marktwain

BELLEVUE, WA – Today’s arrest of Illinois State Sen. Donne Trotter by authorities at O’Hare International Airport for having a gun in his carry-on bag is a revealing look at the hypocrisy of anti-gunners, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Trotter was arrested at a security checkpoint early this morning. A candidate for the 2nd Congressional District seat vacated recently by Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., Trotter had a .25-caliber Beretta semiautomatic pistol in his bag. The Chicago Tribune said Trotter told police he worked late last night as a security guard and didn’t realize the pistol was in his bag.

“Trotter is a South Side Democrat and he was a leader in the move to ban so-called ‘assault weapons’ during his first term as a state representative,” noted CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “A man who favored banning firearms for thousands of his fellow Illinois residents shouldn’t even have a gun, much less be packing one illegally into an airport.”

Trotter has reportedly been charged with one count of attempting to board an airplane with a weapon, which is a Class 4 felony.

“Senator Trotter, by his own action, has demonstrated the monumental hypocrisy of gun control advocates who try to disarm average citizens while reserving the right to bear arms for themselves alone,” Gottlieb observed. “He should not even be serving in the state legislature, much less be running for a seat in Congress, which already has its share of gun prohibition hypocrites.

“Today’s incident underscores just how pathetic the anti-gun philosophy has gotten,” he concluded. “Perhaps now he will realize how other citizens feel when they run afoul of some anti-gun law or regulation. He should apologize to every gun owner in Illinois.”

With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States. The Citizens Committee can be reached by phone at (425) 454-4911, on the Internet at www.ccrkba.org or by email to InformationRequest@ccrkba.org.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: airport; banglist; il; trotter
Many anti-freedom types have no problems with guns for *them*, as long as there are no guns for you.

That said, there should be provisions in the airport security law that allow for small fines in cases where a simple mistake was made. With over 8 million concealed carriers in the nation, hundreds of simple mistakes happen at airports over a year. There is no reason to ruin these peoples lives because they got busy and forgot to remove the magazine in the side pocket of their breifcase.

1 posted on 12/06/2012 5:35:50 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

‘Many anti-freedom types have no problems with guns for *them*, as long as there are no guns for you’

Well said, thanks for posting that.


2 posted on 12/06/2012 5:40:49 AM PST by 556x45
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To: marktwain

Technically, an accused crime of “attempting to board an aircraft with a gun” ought to be defensible through showing that there was no attempt at such an act involved. In practice that’s tricky. Sometimes plead-downs from such accusations occur. There is notably no huge fuss about it.


3 posted on 12/06/2012 5:42:16 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: marktwain

They aren’t really “anti-gun”,

they’re elitists.

The sooner we realize that these people intend to RULE OVER us, the better we’ll be able to deal with them.

Accepting their “surface” arguments is arguing with the fool in his folly. Attack the underlying, real issue - their elitism.


4 posted on 12/06/2012 5:45:43 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: marktwain

A security guard in Chicago with a .25acp Beretta? The man has faith!


5 posted on 12/06/2012 5:48:26 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: marktwain
“Senator Trotter, by his own action, has demonstrated the monumental hypocrisy of gun control advocates who try to disarm average citizens while reserving the right to bear arms for themselves alone,” Gottlieb observed.

Couldn't have said it better myself!

6 posted on 12/06/2012 5:48:44 AM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: marktwain; Condor51

Here’s a real ^laugher^ as a follow-up.

If the Senator is convicted of the Class-4 felony, he would be ineligible to vote in a federal election (I wonder if that can be construed to mean voting in the federal congress?).


7 posted on 12/06/2012 5:49:36 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: marktwain

Allow me to be the first to say it:

“He wouldn’t still be waitin’ for bail if he wasn’t a Black Man! A Black Man can’t get no justice in White America!”

There you go. You’re welcome, progressives. I said it for you.
(Seriously, how long before we hear this from someone on MSNBC? Or has it already been mentioned?)


8 posted on 12/06/2012 5:53:29 AM PST by servo1969
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To: marktwain

So we have an idiot rent-a-cop (no offense to anyone who is a security guard, unless you’re stupid enough to try to take a gun on an airplane) running for Senator? We’re in good hands.


9 posted on 12/06/2012 5:54:11 AM PST by Clink (Conservatives believe it when they see it. Liberals see it when they believe it.)
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To: marktwain
" Trotter was arrested at a security checkpoint early this morning. A candidate for the 2nd Congressional District seat vacated recently by Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., Trotter had a .25-caliber Beretta semiautomatic pistol in his bag. "

My goodness... not only is this guy a hypocrite and an @$$#01e, he's an idiot to boot.

10 posted on 12/06/2012 5:58:09 AM PST by OKSooner
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
If the Senator is convicted of the Class-4 felony, he would be ineligible to vote in a federal election

After completing his sentence/parole/probation, he would.

11 posted on 12/06/2012 6:00:28 AM PST by Graybeard58 (What G.O.P.e. candidate is in store for us in 2016?)
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To: marktwain
" a .25-caliber Beretta semiautomatic pistol "

Just to be clear, a sure mark of an idiot.

(No offense to any Freepers who own a .25acp, anyone out there who has one go trade it for anything else, even a .22.)

12 posted on 12/06/2012 6:01:44 AM PST by OKSooner
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To: marktwain

The problem is determining what is “Just a mistake”.

Soon you end up with the left wing elites being able to claim “ I’m a left wing somebody, it’s just a mistake” and everyone else the ‘unimportant” people it’s “you are a right wing hater, why should we believe you”.

Chris Mathews is just one of many left wing elitist freaks one step away from going postal.

Would you like him to be able to claim “it’s just a mistake”?


13 posted on 12/06/2012 6:06:54 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: OKSooner

At one time, I owned one, not the only gun I owned. Couldn’t hit the side of a barn with it.


14 posted on 12/06/2012 6:06:54 AM PST by Graybeard58 (What G.O.P.e. candidate is in store for us in 2016?)
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To: marktwain
A class 4 felony....for a .25 acp?

Geez....at least make it a .45 or .454, not a wimpy little .25.

And yes he is a hypocrit. As is Diane Feinstein who, though the author of much gun control legislation in Congress, carries a Smith and Wesson .357 Magnum in her skirt waist band.

“Guns for me, not for thee”.

15 posted on 12/06/2012 6:10:05 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: muir_redwoods
A security guard in Chicago with a .25acp Beretta? The man has faith!

Saturday Night Special drop gun.

16 posted on 12/06/2012 6:10:39 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (By doubting we come to inquiry, and through inquiry we perceive truth. -; Peter Abelard)
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To: marktwain
The Chicago Tribune said Trotter told police he worked late last night as a security guard and didn’t realize the pistol was in his bag.

I call Bravo-Sierra on this. Gun in question according to the article was a .25 caliber Beretta. I know of *NO* reputable security company which uses/allows their personnel to use something like that 'on the job'. This punk is lying out his *$$...

the infowarrior

17 posted on 12/06/2012 6:22:55 AM PST by infowarrior
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To: Clink

“no offense to anyone who is a security guard”

None taken.
In NY we aren’t allowed to be armed unless we are at an armed site, have a pistol permit, took a 46 hour course, etc etc and even then if something goes down you are expected to just curl up and die.
Unarmed site, you are only allowed either a flashlight or a radio for defense, and Heaven help you if you have to defend yourself because the law will go after you -the guard- instead of the criminal who forced you to defend yourself.
Welcome to employment in Security in NY.


18 posted on 12/06/2012 6:23:29 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: muir_redwoods
A security guard in Chicago with a .25acp Beretta? The man has faith!

I've worked private security. Usually, the type and caliber of weapon carried by a legitimate security guard is regulated by state law. I know of *NO* state where a weapon in .25apc is allowed. It is invariably nine millimeter or above. This "elitist" is lying, plain and simple, while being a not very good liar at that...

the infowarrior

19 posted on 12/06/2012 6:31:20 AM PST by infowarrior
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To: marktwain

An illinois state senator works nights as a security guard?

In any case it doesn’t matter, guarrantee he will not be prosecuted since he is a RAT with connections.


20 posted on 12/06/2012 6:38:27 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: infowarrior
FTA

The Chicago Tribune said Trotter told police he worked late last night as a security guard and didn’t realize the pistol was in his bag.

My money says it is a "no-show" job for some under the table $$$ and to facilitate a carry lisence. Were the pistol a true "tool of his trade", he would NOT have forgotten where he put it.

21 posted on 12/06/2012 6:45:47 AM PST by Roccus
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To: marktwain

“There is no reason to ruin these peoples lives because they got busy and forgot to remove the magazine in the side pocket of their breifcase.”

I can tell you what happened to me when I forgot a speedloader full of 44 spl HP in my carry on. I had been visiting my daughter and received a call that my father was near death in FL. I rushed home, hastily repacked and booked a flight the next morning completely forgetting to remove the re-load. There was some commotion going through security as my bag was taken for special search. I had no idea that it was anything other than routine. Then there were codes called, requests for supervisors etc. Security reaches into my bag and pulls out the loader and I had the OH S*** moment. Figured I was next in line for a body cavity search and trip to jail. Once I explained the situation they were actually extremely polite and understanding. They said it happens frequently. I had to fill out a document explaining what happened, they confiscated the loader and rounds. I convinced them to return the loader to me when I got back (they wouldn’t return the cartridges), and they let me go. Surprized the heck out of me that it was no big deal.


22 posted on 12/06/2012 6:55:56 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: IMR 4350; All
Would you like him to be able to claim “it’s just a mistake”?

Yes. The purpose of the airport law is to prevent hijackings, not to put innocent people in jail.

If the person can legally possess the gun outside the airport, and can show that a mistake was made, have them pay a small fine, say $200 dollars. It would be enough for them to learn a lesson, but would not destroy their lives.

23 posted on 12/06/2012 6:58:44 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Calling Bob Costas, calling Bob Costas, please pick up the white courtesy phone.


24 posted on 12/06/2012 7:05:52 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: marktwain
had a .25-caliber Beretta semiautomatic pistol in his bag

This is a DANGEROUS weapon people! It is an "Assault" Semiautomatic pistol!!!

It is designed to be concealed! What are these gun lovers trying to hide?! Aha! Sounds suspicious, doesn't it?! This type of Assault weapon can carry up to <8>seven rounds of deadly ammunition!

Oh, and don't give me that "hunting" thingy either! What duck hunter needs one of the high capacity Assault pistols anyway? Hmmmmmm? Oh, and these deadly pistols can load either the horrific hollow-point ammunition designed for maximum carnage, or the solid "Cop Killer" bullets!

NO ONE should be allowed to own these types of deadly Assault Cop Killer Concealed weapons of mass destruction, except law enforcement and the military!!! And speaking of the military, they should not be trusted with these weapons when they are retired....because......well.........just BECAUSE....all right!

Sen Schumer is right. These veteran who endured multiple deployments, injuries, sacrifices, and have demonstrated extreme loyalty to the United States through their service should NEVER be allowed to own any of these deadly firearms.

Senate Democrats protect administration’s right to strip PTSD vets of guns


25 posted on 12/06/2012 7:08:46 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: marktwain

Just how do you show a mistake was made since it’s a frame of mind?

Maybe we could use the same standards that are used for “HATE” crimes.

Left winger - you love everyone - no crime

Muslim - religion of peace - no crime

Minority - you can’t hate anyone - no crime

Care to take a guess who would end up having to “prove” it was just a mistake?


26 posted on 12/06/2012 7:25:37 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: OKSooner

I was thinking similarly... anybody who uses a .25ACP for “security guard” work is a fool.


27 posted on 12/06/2012 7:38:21 AM PST by hiredhand
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To: OKSooner

As a casual collector, I have always been fond of small semi autos and have a few. The Beretta 950 Jetfire is a sweet little example of the gun maker’s art.

That said, I don’t expect something under a .380 to be a self defense option. If you have the proper outer wear on for concealment, a 9 mm or larger is even better.


28 posted on 12/06/2012 8:23:35 AM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: infowarrior
"I know of *NO* state where a weapon in .25apc is allowed."

Not even for concealed (or second) backup?

29 posted on 12/06/2012 8:38:28 AM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: muir_redwoods
A security guard in Chicago with a .25acp Beretta?

An educated guess would be he works at a site that prohibits armed guards. A .25 couuld fit nicely and unobtrusively in a pocket.

That's if his alibi wasn't a lie.

If he wasn't a politician he'd be in a serious mess.

30 posted on 12/06/2012 10:35:31 AM PST by MurrietaMadman
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To: marktwain
a .25 auto, the most useless handgun on the market, and he says it's his "Duty Gun"... he's either a bigger liar than the mutt in the white hut, or should be fired from his guard job for gross stooopidity
31 posted on 12/06/2012 4:16:22 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: TXnMA
Not even for concealed (or second) backup?

I know of no state regulations on armed *private* security which even allow for concealed carry, or backup carry in any caliber.

State regulations for armed private security in most states has been uniformly tight throughout the last half century or better, and private security companies, if they wish to continue in business, adhere to them, to the letter, and always have, if they are a reputable company.

While I admit that it is *possible* in states which have changed more restrictive laws on private citizen carrying of weapons, I consider that changing laws regarding regulation of armed private security to be less likely...

the infowarrior

32 posted on 12/07/2012 8:57:36 AM PST by infowarrior
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