Chicago’s woefully overmatched, underperforming Mayor Lori Lightfoot is taking her weekly blame game for the became greater shootings and the crowded morgue in her metropolis up a notch. Like her predecessor, she repeatedly blames neighboring states with extra lax gun legal guidelines like Indiana for the burgeoning “gun violence” within the Windy City (with out ever bothering to elucidate why the Hoosier State has much decrease crime charges).
Now Lightfoot is spreading the alleged duty for her metropolis’s issues farther afield geographically.
After this previous weekend’s carnage (a comparatively common 5 useless, 46 wounded), she told MSNBC that now Mississippi must also share in a few of the blame. That didn’t go over properly with the Magnolia State’s Governor, Tate Reeves.
“This ridiculous conspiracy theory from the Chicago mayor—that Mississippians are to blame for the violence in her own city—is bizarre and pathetic,” Governor Reeves mentioned. “No serious person could think that murders are out of control and people are burning police cars in Chicago because of Mississippi’s commitment to the constitution.”
Oh and don’t overlook the feds. They share a few of the blame, too.
Lightfoot in her interview went on to say federal management was wanted to clamp down on “military grade weapons,” advocating for became greater gun management from Congress and saying President Donald Trump “refuses to engage” on these points.
Never thoughts that properly over 90% of the shootings that occur each week in Chicago are carried out with handguns, not “military grade weapons” no matter which means. And Heronner apparently has a mighty quick reminiscence concerning federal assist. Just last month — and again last week — President Trump provided federal help in decreasing the persevering with carnage within the Second City.
Lightfoot, nonetheless, didn’t react properly to Trump’s proffer.
I don’t want management classes from Donald Trump.
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot (@chicagosmayor) June 27, 2020
Mayor Lightfoot little question has her own prescription for the rampant gun-related crimes in Chicago…one we’ve heard from politicians for many years. More gun management legal guidelines. That can be a novel approach.
The downside is, irrespective of what is the cost you clamp down on law-abiding residents, piling extra restrictions on the suitable to maintain and bear arms never works. And Lightfoot is aware of it.
But throwing darts at a map and naming different states is a handy dodge, a useful excuse to toss out when the press asks her every week why she will’t appear to do something in regards to the inconveniently excessive physique counts.
In different phrases, it’s simply extra of the identical. And now it’s turn into embarrassing, when she begins attempting to put the blame on states which might be greater than 700 miles away. Which ones will it’s subsequent week? Utah? Idaho? Alaska?