Chicago Anti-Gun Politicians Arrest Shows True Gun Control Hypocrisy

Sen. Donne Trotter
Chicago Anti-Gun Pol’s Arrest Shows True Gun Control Hypocrisy

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.

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.”

With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States. The Citizens Committee can be reached by phone at (425) 454-4911, on the Internet at or by email to [email protected]

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barrie windell

hypocracy is not a crime. lying to law enforcement types is. there isn't a security guard worth his badge carrying a .25 auto as a service weapon. relax, they'll elect him anyway. he's special.


He had an Assualt Pistol; Nuff said

Silas Longshot

Chris, you seem to have missed the point….it's the typical, liberal HYPOCRISY on display here. It's NOT that he shouldn't own a pistol, as it's everyone's right to do so. The problem is, he doesn't want ANYONE ELSE to have the right to self defense, in ANY form we wish. In Chicago, it's not just 'assault weapons' he wants banned, it's ALL types of self defense weapons. Total government control and free ride for every criminal in the city, who DON'T ever obey any kind of gun control law.


Chris, are you really serious????? God I hope I'm just missing the sarcasm because no one can be this stupid.


He dont have nothing to worry about. Some people are above the law.


So why don,t the news media spread this information across the country for week,s and week,s until everyone knows about this type of thing. Are lawmakers????

Jay Hanig

As a technical point, Trotter isn't a felon yet as he hasn't been convicted. Give it a little time and he will be.

What kind of security guard carries a .25 as his service weapon? Sorry but that just doesn't fly.

Bring it

Well, having a pistol or a so called "assault rifle" doesn't really matter now does it since trotter is now a felon and can't even own a sling shot. Serves the little weasel right. He can choke on it.


So…what you're saying is that in YOUR opinion, someone who is against the proliferation of assault weapons shouldn't be able to own a pistol? I'm confused…I do think he should be arrested for bringing it onto a plane…but not why he shouldn't own a pistol…

BonHomme Richard


BonHomme Richard

Say man, I'm black and above the law, after all the laws I make is for the white people. The typacal