Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blamed Republicans for the violence and murders within the city, citing an alleged fact that 60% of all guns come from out of state.
The state she mentions the most is Indiana.
But, if her contention is correct, why don’t they have increased gun violence in Indiana?
It also fails to address how those guns went from other states to Chicago.
Were they able to purchase the guns there or were they stolen and sold in Chicago?
The truth is that criminals will always be able to get guns illegally, but Democrats never address that, they concentrate on grabbing guns from law-abiding citizens, leaving them defenseless and unable to defend themselves.
Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blamed Republicans for gun violence in her city Monday night, telling Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to “keep our name out of your mouth,” and posting a chart that claimed 60% of guns recovered in Chicago come from out of state.
“60% of illegal firearms recovered in Chicago come from outside IL—mostly from states dominated by coward Republicans like you who refuse to enact commonsense gun legislation,” Lightfoot said. “Keep our name out of your mouth.”
60% of illegal firearms recovered in Chicago come from outside IL—mostly from states dominated by coward Republicans like you who refuse to enact commonsense gun legislation. Keep our name out of your mouth. https://t.co/yVM4JHL3xypic.twitter.com/pr613A3dpf
Lightfoot’s comments came after Cruz pointed out that Illinois’ strict gun control legislation has not prevented carnage in Chicago, which is one of the most violent cities in the country.
Chicago has not had a Republican mayor since the early 1930s.
In the wake of Texas’ second mass shooting in the last month, liberal politicians across the country have renewed their calls for gun control, with former Texas Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke promoting a mandatory gun buyback program and selling t-shirts that say America’s gun laws are “f-cked up.”