Skip to comments.State Sen. Trotter's Gun Not Registered, Prosecutors Say(IL)
Posted on 12/07/2012 4:41:13 AM PST by marktwain
COOK COUNTY COURTHOUSE - State Sen. Donne Trotter was packing an illegal handgun in his carry-on when he got pinched at an OHare Airport checkpoint, prosecutors said at a Thursday bond hearing.
Trotters bail was set at $25,000 on felony charges that he tried to board a plane with an unloaded .25-caliber Beretta. He also allegedly carried an ammunition clip loaded with bullets.
Trotter, D-Chicago, who last week announced he would seek the congressional seat vacated by former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., appeared in court wearing the same brown suit he was arrested in Wednesday as he attempted to board a plane to Washington, D.C.
Prosecutors said in court that Trotter told Transportation Security Administration agents he is employed by Allpoints Security and Detective Inc., where he said he had worked the night shift on Tuesday. Trotter said he forgot to take his gun out of his garment bag.
Trotter told authorities the gun was legally registered in Chicago, but a search of handgun records found that it was not, prosecutors said.
Trotter does have a permit to carry a handgun while working as a security guard and traveling to and from his job. Trotter had a valid firearm owner's identification card that listed his address as his Senate office at the state Capitol building rather than his South Shore home, sources said.
A spokesman at Allpoints declined to comment on whether Trotter was an employee or if he worked Tuesday night.
This is one way the politically connected elite get around the ban on concealed carry in Illinois.
This is the Chicago Way for dopes.
Yep, just like when you are stopped for speeding, you “informally” tell the officer you have a police officer relative, or you accidentally show a receipt from a police charity fundraiser.
How many times is he given a pass with that state senate address? Always!
This time, someone wants him off the ballot for that safe seat
There is enough stupid oozing out of this case to fill a bucket.
OOO scarey...a clip of .25cal boo-lets...and an unloaded gun.
Pat the old ladies and strip search the babies...
Then split hairs over whether he “should” have had a gun...if his permit was valid...even tho the 2nd ammendment trumps all.
I still can’t figure out how he was carrying a clip of ammunition for a .25 caliber Barretta?
This is how Democrats reduce primary opposition.
Why was he carrying a 25 caliber Beretta in the first place?
The creep is no better than anyone else. If he obtained, was carrying, whatever, illegally, he needs to pay the piper.
Most ‘rats and their supporters are elitists.
They DO believe that elected people are superior intellectually and morally and should not be constrained by the laws for other people.
We think alike. I know it's splitting hairs, but I too wish folks could get clip and magazine figured out.
Shazamm!!! He is a Democrat.
Well, I'll split the hair even finer, I don't like "bullets" when they mean "cartridges".
Heck, if it were Bill Clinton, it never would have made the papers. He would have suggested that the officers involved check with Rahm, or maybe some other, underworld figures, and Shazamm... no problem.
If that is the original term in court documents he will probably get off on a technicality. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was written that way on purpose.