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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Blames States With ‘Virtually No Gun Control’ For Violence in the City

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Blames States With ‘Virtually No Gun Control’ For Violence in the City

How come other cities don’t have as bad a problem as Chicago?

Ah, yes. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot spewing the Democratic rhetoric on guns to deflect blame on others for the rising shooting and homicide numbers in the city.

Lightfoot claimed Chicago is “being inundated with guns from states that have virtually no gun control, no background checks, no ban on assault weapons.”

Her full quote: “The fact of the matter is, our gun problem is related to the fact that we have too many illegal guns on our street, 60 percent of which, 60 percent of which come from states outside of Illinois. We are being inundated with guns from states that have virtually no gun control, no background checks, no ban on assault weapons. That is hurting cities like Chicago.”

She forgot this part: “More than two of every five traceable crime guns recovered in Chicago originate with their first point of sale at an Illinois dealer.”

So people in these states with “virtually no gun control” buy guns for the specific reason to shoot-up Chicago?

Mayor, the stats still show that 40% of those guns come from Illinois. You cannot brush that aside. Facts do not care about your feels or narrative.

Can she name me ONE state that does not require background checks? The FBI has the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NCIS):

The NICS provides full service to the FFLs in 30 states, five U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. The NICS provides partial service to seven states. The remaining 13 states perform their own checks through the NICS.

You cannot buy a gun from a seller without a background check.

Criminals will find a way to get a gun. They are criminals. They buy them illegally or steal them.

Those pesky “assault weapons” sure are to blame!

I am sick and tired of Chicago officials blaming everyone else for the city violence.


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I’d suggest a basic point: why do those states with, allegedly, no scrutiny on gun purchases have far fewer deaths per thousand by firearm than Chicago?

Really, though, she’s just entitled, stupid, and incompetent.

She’s as dumb as she looks!

The only people stupider than this lady are the people voting for her.

How do those States With ‘Virtually No Gun Control’ cause violence in Chicago, but only in Chicago?
Isn’t it obvious, to anyone over the age of five, that there is “something special” about Chicago that causes high crime and violence there, but not in other places?

The sun will burn out before a Democrat will take responsibility for their policy decisions.

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice,Beetlejuice

“Jelly Belly’s” [JB Pritzker] administration is taking forever to process firearm’s owner cards and concealed carry permits.

Jelly Belly would love to take all firearms away.

He stole the user fees and spent the money somewhere else.

    I don’t live in IL any more, but remember the hassle of getting a FOID and being in the first batch to get an IL CC permit. Got NICS’d for each, and for each of 3 handgun purchases. Also took the UT and AZ CC courses at a Cabela’s or Bass Pro in Joliet area for having the reciprocity of 34 (+/-) states.

    It was my understanding with an IL FOID and CC, they allowed for out of staters. But in less than 30 days after moving to WA to take care of my father, IL cancelled my FOID and then they cancelled my CC saying I couldn’t have a CC without a FOID. $500 +/- down the drain.

    I miss Putnam Co., but not IL’s anal gun laws.

    Jelly Belly is okay. I always preferred J.B. the Hutt.

Right. If those drug trafficking criminals couldn’t buy guns from neighboring states, they wouldn’t murder each other because for criminals to acquire guns is against the law.

Or maybe she is saying the reason murder rates aren’t as high in those lax gun control states is because they export murder to Chicago? Otherwise, their murder rates would also be sky high?

Hard to follow the logic. I guess that is why they are called “stupid left-wing politicians”.

    henrybowman in reply to Pasadena Phil. | July 27, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    They’re not even buying them from “neighboring states,” they’re buying them from “places outside Chicago.” Places that don’t have anywhere near the shoot-em-up numbers Chicago has, despite having guns up the wazoo.

      Walker Evans in reply to henrybowman. | July 28, 2020 at 3:58 am

      I left Illinois, state of my birth and childhood, several decades back, right before the FOIC epidemic hit. Lovely state, but the imbecilic gun laws foisted off on the citizens by the actual imbeciles along the Old U.S. Route 66 corridor (ie, Cbicago-Springfield-St Louis) make it impossible for me to return other than for short visits. And at that, I’m always nervous that something untoward could occur that would put me in the crosshairs of a zealot state trooper.

      A friend from Oklahoma serves as excellent excellent example:
      He had a flat just outside a little place called Kinderhook at around 3:00 AM, and a state policeman stopped to render assistance. All went well until the flat was being put in the trunk and the trooper a couple of gun cases back there. [This is getting long: cut to the chase.]

      Jeff was arrested for possession of an “arsenal” for which he had no FOIC! Handcuffed and locked up until he could see the local magistrate the next afternoon where, even though he was from Oklahoma and just passing through. His completely true story held no sway; guilty as charged with a ridiculously high fine, and his guns confiscated until he could appear before a district court judge several months hence!

      He did get his guns back nearly a year later: they had been improperly stored were badly rusted, but he did at least get them back; there are stories, rumors of you will, about folks whose firearms were “lost” or “misplaced”. These poor souls were given recompense for their missing property, up to a maximum of $300 – not quite the going rate for, in one case, a Wetherby Vanguard!

      I’m always glad now when Illinois is in the rear view mirror. And always sad and anger about what a bunch of never-to-be-sufficently-damned gun-grabbing politicians did to a once-free state!

    If they didn’t have guns, these thugs would be killing people with knives, clubs or whatever weapons they could lay their hands on.

    Frank Hammond in reply to Pasadena Phil. | July 28, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    I live in Indiana 1 mile from the Illinois State Line. The guns laws in Indiana are strictly controled. Everyday, Illinois people cross the line trying to buy guns. They are refused.

    Mayor Lighthead doesn’t realize the gun dealers follow Federal Law?

judgeroybean | July 27, 2020 at 5:39 pm

Demo commies have been blaming their murder rate on guns from other states as long as I remember. Demo commies have NEVER produced any evidence!

    healthguyfsu in reply to judgeroybean. | July 28, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    There is evidence to the contrary that they gloss over and ignore.

    For one, by far the number one source of illegal firearm use is straw purchases followed by theft.

    For two, there is no explanation for the lack of violence within the alleged source location of legal guns that become illegal in Chicago.

Missy ZombieFoot needs to experience some life in real time in the city she is destroying.

She does need a personal security team, she’s just like anyone else in da’hood. Giver her a union printed BLM poster and an umbrella and let her tame the midwest.

Point taken. Now if we believe that 40% of the firearms used crimes in Chicago came from out of state (purchased legally no doubt), that constitutes a federal crime. 1) How many of those firearm cases have been referred to the FBI by Jussie Smollett enthusiast, Kim Foxx? (answer: ZERO) 2) If these are indeed federal crimes, what is your problem with federal law enforcement handling them, so the local Chicago police can protect your house with an entire district’s manpower.

Rule 1) Its never a Leftist or policy of a Leftist’s fault

So Herhonnah has gone from “All guns are bad and gun violence is the fault of the RethugiKKKans” to “It’s ok if Antifa/BLM have guns and mow down little children because F***RACISM!” back to “ All guns are bad and gun violence is the fault of the RethugiKKKans.”

Maybe tomorrow (for a change of pace) she will blame the Russians.

Why do they say things that are obviously outrageous? To get you to defend your position, to put you on your heels.

Rules for Radicals

4. “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”
8. “Keep the pressure on.

They don’t need to make sense.

So why don’t those states have high murder rates, too? Really, this is too easy.

There are twice as many rapes in Chicago as the national average. That is no doubt due to the lax rape laws in other states. Likewise burglaries, auto thefts and drug abuse is higher in Chicago because of poor legislation enacted elsewhere. Even a conscientious person like Jussie Smollet wasn’t safe going out at two o’clock in the morning when it was 20 below zero because of the laws on the books in South Dakota.

    Not rape, at least not in Chicago and other deep blue cities. They were “mostly consensual intimate encounters”, just like the “mostly peaceful protests”, as the media labels them.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to UserP. | July 28, 2020 at 12:37 am

    I’m certain Lori also blames the fact that she’s at least 500 times uglier than the ugliest person in all of the 50 other states, on the fact that the other states just don’t have strong enough beautician licensing laws.

I know this is irrelevant but, man… Her eyes are uncomfortably far apart.

If we removed the top 7 violent counties (cities) in the country or removed the 1.8% of the population of country (of a certain race) overall gun violence would put USA in bottom tier of EU for gun violence even with their gun control laws.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to alaskabob. | July 28, 2020 at 12:39 am

    And who governs those Seven Counties and get the votes of that percentage?


Dusty Pitts | July 27, 2020 at 5:59 pm

I’d like to see a list of states with “no background checks.” Since it’s a federal form I’ve had to fill out every time I’ve bought a firearm, I’m pretty sure that list must be damn short.

Jefferson Alexander | July 27, 2020 at 6:05 pm

Tucker and others have said she’s incompetent, but she’s not really. She’s doing EXACTLY what she was put in office to do: allow the city to descend into chaos & destruction.

She, like so many other radical leftists around the nation, want people to suffer. They thrive on the problems they promise to get rid of; problems they create and have no intention of solving.

Rush has said the left has to hide their radical views under the guise of BLM, but I’m not so sure anymore. They’ve done everything BUT come out and say they are radical anarchists who hate America and want to turn us into North Korea (or a variation of the new video game, Doom Eternal).

The scary thing is that these folks have been the real sleeper cells in this country, not ISIS. Guns & elections are the only things left between us & them, but it seems like more & more voters may want communism.

Where are the recall petitions? Where are the lawsuits? Where are the citizens rising up to fight? Too busy working; maybe. Too busy dealing with family responsibilities; maybe. Playing video games, texting, watching Netflix, etc.

They wanted Minneapolis to become Mogadishu. They got their wish. Chicago, Los Angeles, NYC, and soon everywhere else will be wearing the mark of the beast too.

All of my firearms are defective! None of them have ever been fired in anger or used in illegal acts. If I got them out of state, would that change? Didn’t think so.

What her Honor fails to comprehend is that criminal don’t real care about your dopey gun laws

    Edward in reply to MarkS. | July 27, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    She knows criminals don’t care about the laws, she’s one of them – a Chicago politician.

So with the availability of guns from neighboring states, why aren’t there shootings every weekend in Deerfield, Elmhurst, Downers Grove, Naperville, St, Charles and South Holland?

henrybowman | July 27, 2020 at 6:34 pm

You can read some of the prevailing sentiments from member(s) of the Chicago PD here:

The entire blog is illuminating.

Hey commie states (a.k.a., Demoncrat controlled stares and cities) solve your own damn problems instead of demanding a nation wide gun ban. Spend your own money put your socialism up front and center. The commie states should be required to spend their own money and stop and frisk everyone entering their commie state and confiscate those guns.

Chicago’s problems are caused by criminal politicians and criminal citizens. No reason why such people would stand up and take responsibility for anything.

Bloomberg to replace Groot:

Bloomberg addressed a variety of topics, and after commenting on poverty and education, he discussed guns. The Times reported that he said, “Cities need to get guns out of [the] … hands” of persons who are “male, minority, and between the ages of 15 and 25.”

He claimed that “95 percent of all murders fall into this category” and that taking guns away from them will not only reduce crime, but will “keep them alive.”

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Vladtheimp. | July 27, 2020 at 10:53 pm

    Bloomberg needs to be taken into hands of undertakers.

    We know what he wants.

    tom_swift in reply to Vladtheimp. | July 28, 2020 at 12:56 am

    That was the disguised goal of the Gun Control Act of 1968. Of course Congress wasn’t going to call it the Black Control Act of 1968, so they made it the Everybody—No, Honest, Everybody—Jumps Through the Same Meaningless Hoops Act of 1968

    Worked great, obviously.

      DaveGinOly in reply to tom_swift. | July 28, 2020 at 12:08 pm

      The GCA was styled, in part, after Hitler’s revised gun control laws of the 1930s. (There’s a record of Congress requesting same from, I believe, the Congressional Research Service.) When you mention this to some, the response is, “But Hitler didn’t take guns from people, he actually liberalized Germany’s gun laws.” True and untrue. Generally he made guns easier to get, compared to citizen access to guns under the Republic. But the law also restricted access to people who weren’t considered “good Germans” and others who were considered second-class citizens or worse. This is exactly why Congress was interested in the Nazi laws – they sought an answer to the question, “How do you keep guns out of the hands of undesirables, specifically blacks, without infringing upon the rights of the majority (whites)?”

      The GCA of 68 was entirely motivated by race, and the desire to keep guns out of the hands of inner-city blacks.

bobinreverse | July 27, 2020 at 8:51 pm

Chi Balto Det Phil DC NYC Etc not way too much crime mayhem lunacy but way too little. As per contemporary commoonitee standards..

All my guns combined have killed fewer people than ted kennedy (sober for 11 years now) and his car.

For some fun memes be sure to visit the comments also. Lightfoot stars in a couple of them.

This cretin joins a sadly long list of fellow cretins in high office around our country.

The mayors of NY and LA included in the cretin club.

BierceAmbrose | July 27, 2020 at 9:58 pm

TTAG on the same:

Their comment section has gotten more troll infested lately: must be over the target to attract agents provaceteur n false-flag ops. Even so, tons of informed and informative discussion of gun rights issues by people who know guns.

If there’s a gun use, law, or rights issue that comes up, it’s worth hitting their archives. Guns from over there become harmful over here has come up a bunch of times before. It must be something in the water.

Lie #1 ‘We are being inundated with guns from states that have virtually no gun control, no background checks…”

As all those who recently tried to purchase a firearm for the first time learned (after the riots started), background checks are done by all states. The gun grabbers just want more background checking, for the sole purpose of maximizing the hassle involved in purchasing a firearm.

Lie #2 ‘…no ban on assault weapons.”

This is hilarious. And ignorant on its face. Illinois does not have an ‘assault weapons’ ban. Only Crook County (and a few other municipalities here and there) have that ban. So she is in effect blaming the rest of Illinois for the gun violence in Chicago.

She may be the dumbest mayor Chicago has ever elected.

She is doing what jive turkeys do best, lie and lie and lie, to hide their crimes, to hide their fault, all for her communist democrat cult comrades.

Worse, it obvious she is lying, and she is so ugly as a person and human being, she uses the ugly black liar card as her get out of jail free card.

I’ve been watching crime shows. You want to know what 3 words I never want to hear?

Shortly after the rape.

Ok. four words.

Please. I know you’re not an asswxzle. But still.

Main problem is judges who continually release gun felons back onto the streets. Recent example 19 yr old criminal kills two teens after having been bonded out of jail on aggravated unlawful use of weapons charges. It happens way too often. Even former police commissioner Johnson mentioned it once. Only once before I suspect he was silenced by his higher ups. I believe that the three black females running Cook County now are inept and just stupid. They are incredibly soft and tolerant on crime, especially gun crime and will gladly call for curtailing the 2nd amendment rights of all citizens to cover for the inability of their system to protect law abiding citizens from the thugs. Also the failings of black parents to take the guns away from their teens causes a lot of this mayhem too. I raised kids and would never allow any of them carrying or owning a handgun at age 16. But then I was a part of my sons’ lives on a daily basis. Not trying to brag but it is what it is.

Mayor Goldfish is clearly in over her eyes…I mean head. Incompetence personified.

harleycowboy | July 28, 2020 at 11:23 am

If the other states surrounding Illinois didn’t lock up criminals……..

People, please. Stop chasing the cape and making fun of how stupid and ugly it is, and what illogical blather is embroidered on it. Focus on the matador, and how exactly we go about killing him.

Inanimate objects do not cause violence, people do.

Guns don’t sin people do.

Changing people’s hearts is the only solution. John 3:16

“People, please. Stop chasing the cape…”

You clearly don’t know me. And why should you?

Mockery is the greatest revenge. I’m good at mockery. You have to be tough to be this much of an asshole.

There’s always somebody tougher than you are.

I was 11 when first went hunting.