Via Illinois Review (link at bottom),
State Representative John Cabello (photo right) this week advanced legislation in the Illinois House ensuring elected officials are held to the same rules as other citizens regarding the concealed carry of firearms.
Cabello (R-Machesney Park) won House Judiciary Committee approval of HB 1711, which removes special permissions allowing mayors, alderman, presidents, trustees, marshals, and deputy marshals to carry a concealed firearm in communities where other law abiding citizens are denied that right. Currently, the law classifies each of these elected offices as “conservators of the peace” and so affords them special rights to carry a concealed firearm.
Cabello said he introduced this legislation as an attempt to level the playing field between lawmakers and citizens. “In light of the gun control measures that the City of Chicago imposes on its citizens, it’s only fair that elected officials are held to the same standard,” said Cabello. “Elected officials are no better than the people they represent and they should not have rights that are restricted from their constituents.”
You can bet Donnie Trotter was no exception. Many politicians carry and I suspect some of the most outspoken ones on gun control do. Hurrah for Rep Cabello.