CHICAGO - One of Illinois' most vocal gun control advocates, State Senator Donne Trotter (D-Chicago), was arrested Wednesday for allegedly trying to sneak a concealed weapon and bullets onto a plane at O'Hare.
This development raises a few questions right off the bat - 1. Does Trotter have a FOID card? 3. Was his gun registered with the state? 3. Isn't he adamantly opposed to law-abiding citizens and taxpayers carrying concealed weapons? 4. Where was he going that he felt so threatened? 5. Why isn't he in Springfield with the rest of the Senate today? 6. Does he really think he'll succeed Congressman Jackson? 7. Doesn't he know it's against the law to carry a weapon onto a plane, even if he is a state senator?
From the Sun-Times: A South Side state senator and candidate for the 2nd Congressional District has been charged with a felony for allegedly attempting to bring a weapon onto a plane.
State Sen. Donne Trotter was charged Wednesday with one count of attempting to board an aircraft with a weapon, Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said.