CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn says the
fate of a Chicago
lawmaker charged with bringing a gun to O'Hare International Airport should
play out in the courts.
The governor declined to say Thursday whether state Sen. Donne Trotter
should be removed from office.
Trotter was arrested Wednesday at O'Hare, where a transportation
security officer discovered the firearm in a garment bag during an X-ray
screening. He faces a felony charge.
Quinn wants an assault weapons ban in Illinois and says
Trotter's arrest won't change his attempts to get one.
Quinn proposed one earlier this year after a fatal shooting at a Colorado movie theater.
He did it by using his amendatory veto power on a bill dealing with ammunition
sales. Lawmakers rejected the plan.