Anti-gun hypocrisy

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  1. Teddybear

    Teddybear New Member

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    WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 05, 2012

    SEN. TROTTER REVEALS HYPOCRISY OF ANTI-GUNNERS, GUN RIGHTS GROUP SAYS

    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.
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    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.”
     
  2. threetango

    threetango Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Is a 25 cal Beretta a real gun ? :D
    Yes, he should apologize to all gun owners, especially for carrying a wimp shooter.
    Class 4 felony, bust his azz.
     

  3. SeventiesWreckers

    SeventiesWreckers Load Bearing Wall

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    Untill POTUS, & every other politician gets rid of their own hired guns, bodyguards, Secret Service protection, gated community living with armed patrols, etc.... They are all hypocrites. And shouldn't even discuss gun control.

    I can't afford to buy the protection they get. All I have is my gun, a few bullets, and my wits.
     
  4. Coyotenator

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    They don't care what the protection costs because we are paying for it and if they had to rely on their wits, they would be in deep,deep doo-doo.
     
  5. JimA

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    I have read several accounts of his arrest. He appears to be a big shot in the Illinois state house and wants to jump to the national stage. He has always voted against citizens rights to carry. The best reader comment about him was:

    "Obviously he is tring to get convicted of a felony to improve his chances of winning the chicago vote."

    He will probably get a slap on the wrist and laugh all the way to congress:mad:
     
  6. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Class 4 Felony...!!

    Here's the penalty for that in Illinois...

    730 ILCS 5/5-8-1(a)(7) provides that the term of incarceration for a Class 4 felony is ordinarily between one and three years. 730 ILCS 5/5-9-1(a)(1) ordinarily provides for fines of up to $25,000 for felonies, except that corporations may normally be fined up to $50,000. Ashley and Humble (December 2005) indicate, "Only a small proportion of those convicted of a Class 4 felony are sentenced to prison" (pp. 1-2). This is presumably due to offenders receiving suspended prison sentences and avoiding actual prison sentences through completion of terms of probation.

    References

    Illinois General Assembly. (2008) Unified Code of Corrections. [Online] Available
    Ashley, J. and Christopher Humble. (December 2005). Illinois Criminal Justice Authority Research Bulletin. [Online] Available
     
  7. chuckusaret

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    Hey there is a move to increase the protection of ex presidents from 10 years to life.
     
  8. threetango

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  9. Teddybear

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    Well threetango, ya just gota love politics.
     
  10. threetango

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