Chicago Anti-Gun Pol's Arrest Shows True Gun Control Hypocrisy, Says Ccrkba

Charles Johnson12/06/2012 9:40:57 pm PST

Here’s the true story behind Trotter’s vote: Trotter Voted Against Allowing Illinoisans to Carry Concealed Weapons - Sun-Times Politics

Here is a full copy from the Senate transcript of Trotter’s final argument against Dillard’s bill during that May 4, 1995, floor debate:

“Yes, just before I close, I understand your intent, and — and they’re good intentions from your part; however, there’s a lot of individuals who don’t have those intentions. There’s a lot of individuals out here who do look at this as an opportunity to be that vigilante, to be that support person to the police officer who isn’t there, which is one of the things we addressed just yesterday when we voted for— for — in arming and also in empowering part-time police officers. What you’re doing here just basically creating part-time police officers who have not gone through the extensive training, who have not had the psychological evaluations, who will be getting out there who feel now that they’re—they are stronger, they are badder, they are tougher because they have this nine-shooter on their hip. And this just isn’t it. And we’re talking about are we allowing or just curtailing those who not have been convicted. According to this, it’s an applicant who has not been convicted of a forcible felony under the laws of this state or any other jurisdiction within twenty years of the applicant’s application for the flrearm - the FOID card, or at least twenty years have passed since the end of that period of imprisonment may, in fact, hold a weapon. So we’re saying that here’s someone who might have had a felony, who can still get a gun, just twenty years — under the FOID card but they haven’t done nothing in twenty years, but —now we’re going to give them a gun. I think we—you’re really stretching it here when you’re empowering these individuals with these weapons.”


That’s pitiful.