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Anti-Gun Chicago Pol Trotter Gets Wrist Slap

by Robert W. Hunnicutt   |  April 25th, 2013 5

In a development I’m sure will shock you, trusting SGN reader, Chicago State Sen. Donne Trotter worked out a plea bargain with local prosecutors that saw felony gun charges reduced to a misdemeanor.

Trotter faced up to three years in prison for trying to board an airplane with a .25 cal. Beretta in his luggage back in December. What he got was a year of court supervision and 60 hours of community service, which he apparently will fulfill by delivering anti-gun lectures to school kids.

Trotter’s explanation for having the gun in Chicago, which had an effective ban on handguns for 20 years, was that he, a 63-year-old lawyer and politician, was working as a security guard.

Wanna bet that you, Mr. SGN Reader, would get the same deal from Cook Co. prosecutors if you made the same mistake? Didn’t think so.

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