Illinois Dem Too Dumb to Replace Jackson Jr?

Is there anyone in America that does not know that you cannot take a gun on an airplane and if you try to that it will be immediately spotted going through security?  Evidently, Illinois State Senator Donne Trotter is the only one who failed to understand it.

Trotter is Chairman of the Democratic Majority Caucus that controls the Illinois state senate.  He stepped into the national spotlight recently when he announced that he would run for the recently vacated seat of US Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

Earlier this week, Trotter attempted to board a flight at O’Hare International Airport that was bound for Washington DC.  As his carryon bag went through the luggage X-ray screening at the airport, TSA agents spotted a gun and clip in Trotter’s bag.  When they opened the bag, they found an unloaded .25 caliber Beretta and a clip containing six rounds of ammunition.

Trotter was immediately arrested and taken into custody.  He is now facing a Class 4 felony charge for trying to take a gun and ammunition on board a commercial airline.  If convicted of a Class 4 felony, Trotter could face 1 to 3 years in prison.

When not pushing liberal progressive legislation on the floor of the state capital, Trotter works as a security officer at a security and detective agency in Chicago.  He is licensed to carry a firearm while at work and for an hour commuting time to and from work.  Upon his arrest, he showed his license to carry to TSA agents and then told them he didn’t realize the gun was in the bag when he packed it.

But if he carries the gun with him on his job, then it’s not in the bag, which means he had to have placed the gun in the bag when he was packing for his trip.  No matter how you look at it, Trotter’s actions are highly questionable as is his excuse.

So is Trotter smart enough or responsible enough to hold a seat in the US House of Representatives?  At first I would say no, but when you look at his predecessor and other not so bright light bulbs such as Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters, perhaps Trotter’s lack of judgment would fit right in with the rest of them.



  • DontTreadOnMe11

    The only thing that matters to the democrats is that Trotter tow the Communist line, which he will.

    • Doodlebug

      Yah, our guns will be stripped from us but these dummicrat donkeys will have them. Even though Trotter HAD to know he shouldn't have it on the plane, he thought he could get away with it. I'm sure IF the UN starts regulating our gun control regs, the dummicrats will be exempt. If they get rid of all the guns, the prez shouldn't need to have secret service protection, should he??

      • rivahmitch

        Guns will only be "stripped" from those who allow it. "Is life so dear or peace so sweet is the question each must ask him/herself when the enemy comes to your door. Semper Fi! KTNN!

        • medivac

          ---I don't have to ask myself that question !! I'm still a Marine !! I also have a K-Bar at hand and sheath it where it will work best !!
          Semper Fi !!

  • Screeminmeeme

    Trotter believes, like so many other of our elected officials, including the President, that the law doesn't apply to them. And with Attorney-General Eric Holder, the chief law enforcement officer in America, unwilling to do his job, these people feel they are above the law and are free to do whatever they want.

    As for Trotter...he's a shoe-in. He'll fit right in with the duplicitous Pelosi and acrimonious Waters. And it's a scary thought that this guy works for a detective agency.....but then's Chicago.

  • SFS444

    Hahaaaa, he looks like a dumb ass too.

  • Tom Walter

    A .25 Caliber???? What do you shoot with that little pee shooter, flies?

    • Mark Sockwell

      If you don't think it's effective, would you like to stand in front of it as I pull the trigger?
      Mind you it's not what I'd carry, but in a pinch better than nothing.

      • tionico

        yup. The largest caliber on the planet is the one down whose barrel you are looking....... I considered a .25 Baretta, too, and decided I'd be as well off with a .22 LR. Went with a .380 for tiny carry for certain uses only. A forty is far more suitable, I think. I rather doubt the guy deliberately tried to take the gun aboard the aircraft. I've caught myself with the gun where it oughtn't be when entering Kalifornia. I DO know their insane laws, only too well. But every day carry forms habits, and crossing an imaginary line at tiems failes to register... what is fine, normal, no-thinking behaviour in one place does not seem to be felonious behaviour in another. If he were not an anti gun state legislator in the nastiest anti gun state in the union, AND living in Chicago and favouring their even more rabid anti gun laws, I'd be willing to give this guy a pass. But, since he does NOT hold the Second Ammendment applies to me, and does to him, he's got it coming. Security job, Firearm Owner's Card, limited carry permit, and most likely his bid for Jackson's seat and even his own, all down the four inch black pipe. Maybe now he'll reconsider his anti gun stance as applies to the rest of us mundanes.

      • janeshure

        It is what you call a good bear hunting gun. When the bear charges at you and you know you are going to die, just stick it in your mouth and pull the trigger.

  • cordwinder

    Perfect fit!

  • Roscoe Bonnifitucci

    The Obama DOLTS (think Liar, Fraud and Thief) also supported this A$$wipe. They just don;t get it and are NOT Qualified to vote.

    Our Democracy is failing because folks should NOT be voting unless the 5 below Basic Criteria are met. Voting should be SIMPLE, DIRECT and HONEST!

    Voters should be culled for veracity to vote and pass:
    1. Basic Education / Intelligence Test
    2. Basic Civics Test
    3. USA Citizens only
    4. Positive Voter ID
    5. Disqualified if you are on Welfare

    Time for King Obama-Claus to get a real grip on what is good for the Nation and not just His own Selfish, Petulant and Narcissistic Self. Likewise for the Democrat Goofs; they are destroying the Nation so to ease their Liberal Guilt!

    • ingerson

      first off one would have to ask which nation concerns him (BO) and most likely it is the Nation of Islam!

  • TheSunDidIt

    Dumbocrats only want Republicans to give up their guns. They have no intention of giving up theirs.

  • Frank Martinez

    Throw the bum in jail...along with the homies he belongs with...

  • glass

    Can't be any worse than the "speshul snoflake" in GA that beleives in Guam tipping.

  • Annoyed

    Seems to me spending time in the pokey is a prerequisite for being an Illinois politician...

  • Scirel

    Sounds like a perfect MO for a "Gentleman from Illinois."
    He should win easiliy now.

  • get-it-on

    Typical for a democrat - do as I say, not as I do. They want to avoid taxes, carry guns, participate in insider trading, murder and abuse their power. Joe citizen try any of these and it's 3 squares and a cot. Rotten SOB's.

  • Terry C

    And he will most likely GET AWAY WITH IT because he is a politician and we all know that they are above the law. That's why they always write in the exclusion clause when they write a new law. It covers everyone but them.


    I'm from thank you -from Illinois and had to use a plunger to get light brown democrat to go down into the sewer where they belong. It didn't have a gun tho.

  • RicC

    I left ILLINOIS because of all the crooks (politicians) in a state full of theives. You work hard for your money only to turn around and give it to the government. Quinn is a crook. As long as the dems keep control of states with big cities and union control you will continue paying high taxes. You will never learn ILLINOIS.

    • disgusted democrat

      It's got to be the poluted water from lake mich.!

  • rchguns

    Weight a minute. You can call them dumb for what he did because that makes you a racist. The American people have to get through their brains that there is no law pertaining to Americans of African descent especially if they are under the umbrella Of Dirty Diaper Head Obama. So back off and let this person be all that he can be because if you don't you may find yourself locked up. After all King Obama has the last say as to who is right and who is wrong. (And if you all be white then you be wrong)

  • GVJaneAz

    It seems to be a contageous disease of Blacks from Chicago. They think they are entitled since the biggest fool of them all got elected POTUS!!!!

  • Paratus

    naaaahh - probably a toss-up; he is just as dumb as Jackson

  • hongryhawg

    Dumber than JJ jr? Now that's hard to believe. I'm sure the pretender will step in and save this POS from the zealous TSA.

  • LTBrown

    Choice was based on race not qualification and ability to be a knowledgeable leader. They need to be honest and state they are practicing racism. Let the truth be told!

  • medivac

    A .25 ACP is no handgun for a person that is a security officer !! He is hereby fully qualified to be called dumb !!

  • djw663

    Except for the fact that most Americans would rather see a competent conservative Reagan like person filling that seat along with about 500 other seats.

  • Paul Wilkes

    I don't think intelligence is a requirement for serving in Congress; especially as a Democrat.

  • Carl Stevenson

    He's a demonrat ... They'll find a way to let him off. The rules are for the ruled, not for the rulers, don't ya know?

  • Carl Stevenson

    Having the gun would have been a crime in DC, too ...

    • ingerson

      only if you're not a criminal - congress critter -or islamic extremist

  • Silas Longshot

    Naw, man this dude is perfect for the job! Anti-gun for the people, but keeps one for himself, lies like a dog, probably would take a bribe (lobbyist gift) if it got within 6' of him. Yeah, he would fill the spot perfectly. And what kind of moron would carry a .25 caliber pea shooter as a 'detective' or 'security guard'?

  • CaptTurbo

    A garden slug would be over qualified to replace Jackson Jr.

  • Rich

    There is much to be done

  • MyronJPoltroonian

    I wonder if stupid: a., Has a concealed carry permit, b., Is carrying with the knowledge and under the auspices of both his employer and their customer, and, c., If he has any clue as to the propriety of a state senator "Moonlighting" as anything. Unless, of course, the Illinois state legislature is bicameral, or just a part time legislature. If the later, then he should have a "Real Job".

  • JoJo58

    Sure....this man is PERFECT for congress. He will make a perfect bookend for the other moron, Hank Johnson, who was worried about too many military personnel being assigned to Guam because it might tip over. Yeah, can't have too many of these smart people looking out for us.

  • Chris Petty

    Come on can you not see what this is? Donne Trotter was basically an unknown person (at least to me and my friends) before this incident. To the general public (A.K.A. Sheep) this would appear to be a simple mistake of forgetting the gun was in the bag when he packed it, Which is exactly what he purports to have happened. However now his name is known to many people that would not otherwise know who he was. Because he will probably get let off with a slap on the proverbial wrist there will be no harm done and now everyone will know his name. How convenient. If anyone can find a more reasonable explanation please share it. The simple truth is this got his name out to the general public who until this incident would have had no idea who Donne Trotter is.

    • dHb

      Good comment Chris. As former KY Governor and baseball
      commissioner Happy Chandler used to say to the media “I don’t care what you say about me just spell my name right”

  • RocktheBenz

    Put the guy in prison and pick some other black to replace jesse, can you say parasite, jackson...You think this guy is dumb how about the 97% of the blacks who voted for a 1/2 white guy? Man, these ghettos are in for some real trouble over the next four years. Wait until their government handouts run out. You ain't seen nothin' yet!!! Hang on...

  • angie

    Can u blame him for carrying a gun.
    Look at the death rate in Chicago.

  • ginjit.dw

    Dumb is forever.....Can't be fixed.

  • MyronJPoltroonian

    I wonder if he a., Has a concealed carry permit, b., Is carrying with the knowledge and under the auspices of both his employer and their customer, and, c., If he has any clue as to the propriety of a state senator "Moonlighting" as anything. Unless, of course, the Illinois state legislature is bicameral, or just a part time legislature. If the later, then he should have a "Real Job".

    • KP

      We here in IL are the only state NOT to have ANY form of conceal carry allowed. It is illegal to carry concealed...period.

  • Conservativesniper

    Since when has degree of 'dumbness' been a disqualifier for political office? I say let Mr. Trotter serve; after all if he is this arrogant or lackadaisical about following the law he probably won't be in office very long. Might even become Blago's cellmate.

  • ARMYOF69

    It's what blacks do, especially since one of their own bred is in charge. They feel very much empowered now. Most are just not caught.

  • Gman

    You have got to be s^$@ting me?

  • Glenn

    Don't worry, there are millions of dumocrats in Crook county (some alive, some dead and buried) who will vote once or twice for the scumbag. Unfortunately the deceased ones have higher IQs than the ones still breathing and breeding.

  • Dustoff Doc 45th

    I really thought our Representative from Ga, Hank (is Guam going to sink) Johnson held the title of "Dumber than Dirt" but I guess if Trotter is elected he and Hank can share the title

  • Jack Parker

    Is there any evidence that he WASN'T going to try and hijack the plane?

  • bob

    dum d dum dum d dum dum who said what

  • Riverdweller

    ROFLMAO.................. Best laugh I have had for awhile.

    Proves - ya can't fix stupid.