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MILLER: Handgun hypocrisy
The Washington Times ^ | December 7, 2012 | Emily Miller

Posted on 12/07/2012 4:45:16 PM PST by jazusamo

Well-armed activists want the rest of America defenseless

The loudest advocates of gun control are well protected. President Obama said he wants more laws restricting firearms ownership because, in his hometown of Chicago, “there’s an awful lot of violence, and they’re not using AK-47s, they’re using cheap handguns.” With his own armed Secret Service detail, the president doesn’t need to worry about crime.

Illinois State Sen. Donne Trotter takes the hypocrisy up a notch. On Wednesday, Mr. Trotter was arrested on felony charges after attempting to board a plane at O'Hare International Airport with a loaded .25-caliber Beretta. The South Side Democrat, who has been the leading candidate to fill the congressional seat vacated by scandal-plagued Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., claimed that he forgot to take the gun out of his garment bag after working his security job. Illinois is the only state in the union that denies citizens all rights to bear arms, but Mr. Trotter got himself an exception — a special permit to pack heat to and from his side gig.

Since he was first elected in 1988, Mr. Trotter has voted against legislation that would grant other Illinois citizens the right to concealed carry. He also voted “present” on a bill that would have reduced the penalty on carrying a concealed weapon. In his official biography, he describes himself as “an advocate of gun control” who “ushered in Illinois’ first comprehensive law banning assault weapons.”

“This is the kind of hypocrisy that fuels the mistrust of politicians by gun owners,” Second Amendment Foundation founder Alan Gottlieb told The Washington Times.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; chicago; hypocrisy; obama; trotter

1 posted on 12/07/2012 4:45:25 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Chicago isn’t America Mr. Obama.


2 posted on 12/07/2012 4:51:31 PM PST by yoe
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To: jazusamo

One of these days, the whole pile of unConstitutional 2A infringements will mean less than nothing.


3 posted on 12/07/2012 4:55:22 PM PST by tomkat
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To: tomkat
One of these days,

Today, some free men just ignore them and live free.

/johnny

4 posted on 12/07/2012 5:02:36 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: jazusamo
Anyone else hear the anti-gun ranting on ESPN Coach and company?

I almost puked! Aren't there any 2nd Amendment supporters on the East coast?

5 posted on 12/07/2012 5:04:29 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: jazusamo

Chicago is the biggest city in the only state that doesn’t allow concealed carry. Now, because their stats are the worst, it is the fault of someone other than themselves.


6 posted on 12/07/2012 5:14:08 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: jazusamo

criminals always prefer unarmed victims


7 posted on 12/07/2012 5:29:21 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: tomkat

on that day you better have a loaded gun in your hands and be prepared to use it.


8 posted on 12/07/2012 5:36:13 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: GeronL

they admit it in interviews from their cells.


9 posted on 12/07/2012 5:37:10 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: jazusamo
President Obama said ..., in his hometown of Chicago, “there’s an awful lot of violence, and they’re not using AK-47s, ...

Words to remember when you start pushing another 'assault' weapons ban.

10 posted on 12/07/2012 5:58:49 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: GeronL
criminals always prefer unarmed victims

Absolutely, and the Rats do too.

11 posted on 12/07/2012 7:00:50 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

I was referring to them


12 posted on 12/07/2012 7:06:03 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Alaska Wolf
I almost puked! Aren't there any 2nd Amendment supporters on the East coast?

Damn few this side of the 4000' contour up in the Green Mountains.

For corroboration about Atlantic Slope attitudes toward the Midwest and West and Old American values, metasearch up "Commentary" +"Sarah Palin", and then Google up "David Frum" + "Sarah Palin" or "Commentary". Commentary ran a revealing article back in 2010 about Blue State revulsion against everything Flyover America, personified and intensified in Sarah Palin, represents.

David Frum added comments on his blog, and then www.jewschool.com commented on both Frum and the original article. The commentaries are good, but the reader comments (do read) are priceless.

13 posted on 12/07/2012 9:37:13 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: TigersEye

Thanks for the reminder to BLOAT some more this weekend.


14 posted on 12/07/2012 9:38:45 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus

I say BLOAT BLOAT and BLOATDAT.


15 posted on 12/07/2012 10:18:29 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: lentulusgracchus
David Frum added comments on his blog, and then www.jewschool.com commented on both Frum and the original article. The commentaries are good, but the reader comments (do read) are priceless.

The Palinhaters sure are an envious, ignorant, vile bunch.

16 posted on 12/07/2012 10:22:44 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: jazusamo
...and they’re not using AK-47s, they’re using cheap handguns...

Would he feel better if they all used Glocks and Sigs and such?

17 posted on 12/08/2012 4:39:33 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: trebb

Note to self - If they’re not using AK-47s, why the zeal to ban them?


18 posted on 12/08/2012 4:40:52 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: jazusamo

There are 7 concealed carry permits in San Francisco.

Frinstein & her bodyguards have 3 of them.

More long term hypocracy.


19 posted on 12/08/2012 7:53:18 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: jazusamo
Okay. State Sen. Donne Trotter is a typical pos Crook County democrat pol. But not to be picky however, Emily Miller has a couple salient points incorrect. I don't know if it's 'her' or her sources.

  1. 'Mr. Trotter was arrested ... with a loaded .25-caliber Beretta.'

    The gun wasn't loaded. The magazine did have 5 rounds in it but it wasn't in the gun and no round was in the chamber. This 'almost complies' with our STOO-PID Laws. The problem is the loaded magazine, that's a no-no. Otherwise it basically complies with transporting a weapon and its ammo and any lawyer would beat this charge.

  2. 'Illinois is the only state in the union that denies citizens all rights to bear arms'.

    I have no idea of what that's supposed to mean. I have more than enough firearms, and I can use them. Eev to protect property and I don't have to retreat.

    What we the sheeple can't do is (cough) 'legally' carry a loaded weapon.

  3. 'but Mr. Trotter got himself an exception — a special permit to pack heat to and from his side gig.

    No he didn't. And there's no 'special permit' for anyone. What he had was a job for a security company licensed to have armed security guards. And he apparently went through the training (I guess -LOL) and passed the qualification test to be an Armed Guard (ok stop laughing). But anyone can transport their firearm(s) to 'their job' (like at a Gun Shop) or to anywhere - just not loaded and ammo separate.

  4. 'he describes himself as “an advocate of gun control” who “ushered in Illinois’ first comprehensive law banning assault weapons”.'

    We do not have any Assault Weapon Ban -- period. So I don't know where this came from. (either he was drunk ;-) or the source was wrong.

Again, this guy is a pos but we shouldn't exaggerate. Facts is facts and the facts prove he's a pos. That's enough, no embellishment required. Speaking of facts. Barry is full of carp too about those 'cheap handguns' (maybe he should visit more often /s.

The boyz in da hoodz fave handgun is the 'Glock 40' - as in Glock .40cal S&W (don't know that model number sorry). But a S&W .40cal is okay too, or any expensive handgun in .40cal S&W. The days of 'cheap handguns' is looong gone. The fricken 16yo gang-bangers make more in a week than a union plumber. (YouTube Vids can be found of these mutts waving those pretty guns and wads of cash around)

20 posted on 12/08/2012 9:28:42 AM PST by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: Condor51
Thanks, I was wondering about some of those points too. Like you say, we don't need to embellish when it comes to turkeys like Trotter.

Excellent point about the cheap handguns, there's no such thing any longer that I'm aware of. I remember many years ago the term “Saturday Night Special” and those were truly cheap handguns, nothing but junk but they'd fire a round most of the time.

If it was up to Obummer there’d be no hand guns in the country and probably no long guns but fortunately it's not up to him and he'll have a dang hard time trying to take them.

21 posted on 12/08/2012 9:46:01 AM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo; DMZFrank; endthematrix; Chgogal; NotJustAnotherPrettyFace; Lawgvr1955; Petruchio; ...
Bump & a BANG!
22 posted on 12/10/2012 9:53:11 AM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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