posted at 5:49 pm on December 6, 2012 by Duane Patterson
The field of Democrats to replace disgraced former Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. narrowed a bit today. Actually, you could say it was a self-inflicted wound. Longtime Illinois State Senator Donne Trotter misfired when he attempted to walk through TSA at O’Hare International with a handgun and six rounds of ammunition in his carry-on bag. Here’s WGN’s report:
Now while Senator Trotter cools his heels in the pokey awaiting charges on a class four felony, it would normally be inappropriate to pile onto his current legal troubles. And by piling on, I of course mean look at the Democrat’s record on the gun control issue. But it’s the holiday season, and conservatives need something to bring good cheer. So from the Chicago Tribune today:
Trotter has been a longtime gun-control advocate who opposed concealed carry legislation in the state. In an unsuccessful Democratic primary bid in 2000 against U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, Trotter chided another candidate in the contest for being absent from a special legislative session during a crucial gun-control vote.
“It’s important for our constituents to be here to act upon this one way or another,” Trotter said of then-state Sen. Barack Obama.
I only have one question. What would Bob Costas do?
Exit thought: Does the arrest of Donne Trotter make the TSA racist, too?