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    Police: Gun found in Ill. lawmaker's carry-on bag

    Police: Gun found in Ill. lawmaker's carry-on bag - Yahoo! News

    Sen. Donne Trotter, a Chicago Democrat who recently announced he would run to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in the U.S. House, was carrying an unloaded .25-caliber Beretta handgun and a magazine clip with six bullets when he tried to board a flight at O'Hare International Airport, according to Chicago police.
    Trotter, who is part the Illinois Senate's Democratic leadership, was charged with a felony.


    The gun and clip were found in an outside zippered pocket of Trotter's garment bag during routine X-ray screening, according to a Chicago police report.

    Trotter told Transportation Security Administration officers that he uses the weapon for work as a security officer at a Chicago security and detective firm. He said he worked late Tuesday night and did not realize the weapon was in the bag when he packed for his Wednesday morning flight, the police report said.


    Messages left by The Associated Press for Trotter on his cellphone and at his office in Chicago were not immediately returned.

    Trotter, 62, was charged with a Class 4 felony, which carries a penalty of one to three years in prison upon conviction. He was expected to appear in Cook County bond court Thursday, Cook County State's Attorney's office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said.
    How do you forget you have a gun in your bag? Stupid mistake to say the least.
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    Re: Police: Gun found in Ill. lawmaker's carry-on bag

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
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    How do you forget you have a gun in your bag? Stupid mistake to say the least.
    you'd be surprised how many times this happens in the local airport-and even before there was CCW licenses available. I knew a woman who had a beretta 380 in her handbag. She didn't have a license but she was in a profession where the cops told her to pack (she showed new development real estate and there were lots of rapes back then in 1998)

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    Re: Police: Gun found in Ill. lawmaker's carry-on bag

    This shouldn't be a felony.
    It is nothing more than a mistake.

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    Re: Police: Gun found in Ill. lawmaker's carry-on bag

    Hard to say- I'm not familiar with the guy. If he really does carry regularly, I'd say it's not that surprising that he wasn't thinking about it.
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    Re: Police: Gun found in Ill. lawmaker's carry-on bag

    Strange.....especially seeing as how he was no friend of rights for gun owners.
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    Re: Police: Gun found in Ill. lawmaker's carry-on bag

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Strange.....especially seeing as how he was no friend of rights for gun owners.
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    Lots of liberal dem gun haters want guns for themselves-they just don't want anyone else having them

    sort of like rich dems too or anti porno bible thumpers.

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    Re: Police: Gun found in Ill. lawmaker's carry-on bag

    don't forget that years ago one of ted kennedy's bodyguards had an illegal SUBMACHINE GUN that he was caught carrying at the capitol

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    Re: Police: Gun found in Ill. lawmaker's carry-on bag

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Lots of liberal dem gun haters want guns for themselves-they just don't want anyone else having them

    sort of like rich dems too or anti porno bible thumpers.
    Just can't talk about anything without making blanket attacks can you? Can't just talk about the one guy, huh?
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    Re: Police: Gun found in Ill. lawmaker's carry-on bag

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Just can't talk about anything without making blanket attacks can you?
    when they are accurate why not. I have known several gun owners who thought the poor or "common people" shouldn't be able to own firearms, and we have seen some bible thumpers busted for gay sex with "chickens" or consorting with prostitutes

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    Re: Police: Gun found in Ill. lawmaker's carry-on bag

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Lots of liberal dem gun haters want guns for themselves-they just don't want anyone else having them

    sort of like rich dems too or anti porno bible thumpers.
    Is it not also possible to support some gun control while also being a gun owner yourself?

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