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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Blames Mississippi for Chicago Gun Violence

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Blames Mississippi for Chicago Gun Violence

“Chicago has been plagued by a spike in gun violence this summer that resulted in more homicides in July than any month in decades.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enm_aAEm_dM

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is blaming the state of Mississippi for the rampant gun violence plaguing her city. This looks like nothing more than an attempt to duck responsibility.

It’s amazing that the media lets her get away with this.

Cam Edwards reports at Bearing Arms:

Chicago Mayor Now Blaming Mississippi For Rise In Shootings

Lori Lightfoot seems to be pathologically incapable of accepting any responsibility for the staggering increase in shootings and homicides in the city of Chicago. For months she’s been blaming the surge in shootings and homicides on “lax gun laws” in the state of Indiana, and now she’s including the state of Mississippi in her blame game. Y’allPolitics.com, a Mississippi-based political blog, reports that Gov. Tate Reeves is giving a big “bless your heart” to Mayor Lightfoot in response to her accusations.

“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 said. “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.”

Lightfoot’s excuses about what’s driving the violent crime in Chicago conveniently lets her off the hook for what’s happening in neighborhoods throughout the city.

Scott Simmons of WAPT News has more on this:

Governor pushes back after Chicago mayor lays blame on Mississippi

Gov. Tate Reeves is pushing back after Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blamed Mississippi and other states for illegal guns in her city.

Chicago has been plagued by a spike in gun violence this summer that resulted in more homicides in July than any month in decades. Lightfoot has been in the national spotlight recently after President Donald Trump criticized how the city has handled the rash of violence. Lightfoot has appeared on MSNBC a number of times, including this week.

“Sixty percent of the illegal guns that come into Chicago every year are from out of state, from Indiana, from Mississippi, from other states that have lax gun laws,” Lightfoot said.

Reeves responded Wednesday on Twitter to an article published by Y’all Politics.

“What I would say to anyone who wants to blame Mississippians, the people of Mississippi, for the increase in crime in the city of Chicago, that doesn’t pass the smell test,” Reeves told 16 WAPT during a briefing. “It doesn’t make sense. It’s just, quite frankly a conspiracy theory that just doesn’t work.”

Governor Reeves is correct here.

Mayor Lightfoot needs to start taking responsibility for what’s happening in her city.

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Comments

JusticeDelivered | August 20, 2020 at 6:04 pm

Lightfoot, light weight, mentally challenged, as in more or less moron.

Beatlejuice! Goodgrief, what a remarkable cartoon character it styles itself after. But that pretty much has to be on purpose. No one could be that unlucky by accident.

Somebody should drug test this person. She looks like she’s strung out or high all the time, and the stupid shit the comes out of her mouth really can’t be explained any other (logical) way.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Paul. | August 20, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    It can be explained, she is a throwback to earlier humans, an example of being left behind by evolution, of drawing all the short straws genetically.

    Keep in mind that she cannot help this, and also consider that we need to do something to keep people this dull out of politics.

Mississippi? Oh, well. At least she’s not blaming Kansas. Or Hawaii.

    SeekingRationalThought in reply to georgfelis. | August 20, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    The only reason Lightfoot hasn’t blamed Hawaii is that she has forgotten that AOC told her about the train to Hawaii. AOC’s rail connection to Hawaii make it a viable alternative to Indiana and Mississippi. Beatlejuice. Hilarious..

There are traditionally black colleges in Mississippi with many students from Chicago that are registered to vote in both state and do so regularly so she maybe onto something.

Groot!

Ok let’s, for.argument sake, grant the point that 60% of the guns used in Chicago murders come from out of state. Where did the people committing the murders come from?

Were any of these perpetrator released from state prisons early? Did they meet the conditions of their parole or probation? Were they arrested as juveniles and sent to diversion v real brown up courts? Were they arrested at all? Did they have so much as a bench warrant pending at the time they committed murder?

If the local DA isn’t going to charge and prosecute for lesser crimes these folks will stay on the street. Other than a crime of passion, most people don’t start off with murder as their first offense.

Lots of opportunity exists to charge, prosecute, convict and incarcerate folks before they graduate to murder. If your city and county and state refuse to utilize the tools available then the murder rate is on you. Not Mississippi.

    JimWoo in reply to CommoChief. | August 20, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    The release of habitual criminals, even those charged with gun crimes is a huge problem for Chicago. The whole of Cook County govt is run by blacks and they absolutely refuse to even talk about the problem. The media refuse to ask her any real questions about this because she is a bully and immediately becomes hyper defensive and resorts to name calling. This is the idiot that told PDJT; “it begins with f and ends with you.” Totally incompetent and unfit for office.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to JimWoo. | August 20, 2020 at 11:48 pm

      Bless her po’ lil’ heart.

      She’s spent too much time pounding her head into the carpet.

    antisocialjustice in reply to CommoChief. | August 20, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    Too bad rank and file democrats are not intellectually honest enough, or just plain too terrified, to call these people out.

    Is it people who kill people – or guns that kill people?
    If easier access to guns (via Mississippi) causes skyrocketing violence in Chicago, and guns themselves are THE determinative factor here – as Mayor Luniefoot claims – where is the skyrocketing violence in Mississippi? It’s certainly easier to drive a 1/2 hour to a gunshop than (say) 12+ hours.

    Firearms don’t shoot themselves – even a dropped one without a safety on shoots because of it’s idiot owner – the gun is not capable of independent action.

    Chicago pols pass anti-gun laws time and again in the expectation that folks inclined to break laws already will obey and respect THOSE laws. Either that, or the pols know better, and are more interested in photo ops and rhetoric than actually reducing deaths. Disarming those NOT inclined to break laws in the expectation that making the law abiding helpless in the face of the lawless is a GOOD thing is idiocy.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to BobM. | August 20, 2020 at 11:51 pm

      Must be the Chicago Crooks.

      Cause I’ve never found a Gun that murdered another Gun……

    3525Tex in reply to CommoChief. | August 21, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    How many Felons are arrested in Chicago that don’t have a gun?

    beagleEar in reply to CommoChief. | August 22, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    How did the gun walk itself in from another state? There’s toll roads along the way, I don’t see anywhere to stash an EZ-pass on a firearm.
    When they got to Illinois, how’d the gun sell itself to a local? That’s a felony. Chicago has its own special gun laws, how did the gun get itself a Chicago permit?
    Many questions, few answers.

Democrat Mantra – “It’s never my fault or the fault of my policies.”

“Would you like another slice of personal responsibility?”

“Of course not. Why would you ask?”

The Friendly Grizzly | August 20, 2020 at 6:29 pm

It’s amazing that the media lets her get away with this.

She is black Black, and Lesbian. They don’t DARE criticize her.

No Democrat has ever been called out for a lie by the Democrats propaganda ministry

Saw this in the Chicago Tribune. Cops cordoned off a block around her house so it’s quiet at night so she can get her beauty sleep.

Stay tuned for her next press conference where Lightweight will blame cars for accidents, steel mills for lead pipe beatings, and penises for rapes…

Apparently there is nothing she can do to make Chicago a better place to live. Everything is beyond her control and whatever will be will be. Que sera sera.

The obvious question is, if it’s the lax gun laws in other states that are the cause then why isn’t the violence happening all over? Are they magic guns that only fire in Chicago?

The Friendly Grizzly | August 20, 2020 at 7:21 pm

What a sad, pathetic woman. I wonder if she’ll go off the rails?

Does she, at any point, explain why the ‘lax gun laws’ in other states cause a spike in gun violence in her city but not in those other states with lax gun laws? It couldn’t possibly be that her policies neutering the police had anything to do with it, right? It couldn’t be that the practices of the State Attorney refusing to prosecute certain crimes or classes of offenders might have something to do with it, right?

Hum…. Chicago was ground zero for the 1930’s gun control laws (Capone’s St. Valentine’s Massacre, “Chicago Typewriter”) that set the stage for all the restrictions on 2A ever since. Crime and Chicago go together so well. It was organized “White” crime back then but taken over by the Black/Dem Syndicate these days.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to alaskabob. | August 21, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The Mafia really didn’t get defeated and end.

    The Mafia just took over the Democrat Party.

typical HNIC–when confronted with their own stupidity/incompetence, when their hypocrisy is revealed, they always blame someone else

what a waste of oxygen

Hey Mississippi! Leave those black men in South Side Chicago alone! Go pick on Alabama!

Charles Martel | August 20, 2020 at 9:03 pm

The problem is Chicago.

If the problem was lax gun laws in Indiana, Mississippi, and other states, the gun violence in those states would be far worse than it was in Chicago. After all, according to Lightfoot, that is where the guns from, and if the problem is the availability of guns, then they would have gun violence problems, but they dont.

Instead, the problem is Chicago.

If it wasn’t guns, it would be knives, baseball, bats and chains.

If there wasn’t a problem with crime, gangs, law enforcement, education, etc., gun violence would go down – like it is in those other states (not that I’m in a hurry to move to them either).

    beagleEar in reply to Charles Martel. | August 22, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    A gun is just a metal pipe, a metal plate to close one end, one or more springs, some small parts and optionally a mechanism to chuck more rounds in the pipe, which is considerably faster than by hand. The world is awash in ammo, and the tech to make it is 120 years old – that’s modern smokeless powder. Black powder goes back to China in the 14th century.
    In practice, cash will get you anything you want, manufactured in China and sent to some place where you buy your own law. One pound of guns per ton of drugs smuggled in would supply gangs in every city.

    You don’t need accuracy, 1000 shot durability, a rifled barrel or even safety for a gun to do crimes with.

Ferfuggs eggs | August 20, 2020 at 10:26 pm

You’d think Mississippi and Indiana would digging mass graves with all of those crazy guns on the loose murdering people.

Why not blame Alaska, or, Hawaii? I mean, it’s unbelievable, how friggin’ manifestly stupid the Dhimmi-crats are. Just pick a state situated a long distance away from one’s own, and, blame it for the myriad, long-standing ills and pathologies that have existed in Dhimmi-crat-run cities over the decades during which these morons have exercised exclusive control over their cities, and, predictably run them into the ground.

It’s amazing that the media lets her get away with this.

No, it isn’t. If you’re amazed by it you must have been asleep for… Well, forever, really.

Next she’ll blame her horoscope.

BierceAmbrose | August 20, 2020 at 10:53 pm

All these guns that weren’t making trouble somewhere else start acting up when they hit Chicago.

Something in the water?

Or, wait. That transformers movie was a documentary? (Like Orson Wells’ radio “hoax” was. I’ve seen Buckaroo Banzai.)

If you believe that murderers in Chicago are legally buying guns in Indiana or Mississippi and using them for crimes, doesn’t that make it a federal crime? I guess we don’t know since Lori Lightfoot amd Kim Foxx never prosecute any of the gun crimes since they affect people of color.

Lightfoot’s complaint is that guns purchased out of Illinois from out of state dealers are being used in Chicago. However, all dealers are required to follow the federal rules when selling fire arms.

Her complaints just do not make any sense.

Ralph Kiner, broadcaster for the NY Mets, once said, “It’s not whether you win or lose; it’s where you place the blame.”

She’s been blaming Indiana since she took office. Why is it that Democrat Mayors and Governors can’t seem to have an original idea? And if they do by chance it’s always a disaster for their constituents. Chicago needs to go red so bad it’s not funny!

A lot of the crime here in central IN is caused by those with former Chicago addresses and convictions

fortunately, our local judges have no problem giving them 20-30 years of good old Hoosier Hospitality

So, diversity and transgender is progressive, trendy, even, but can she govern with a light footprint that favors the elite minority?

ChiefManIHaddit | August 21, 2020 at 2:56 pm

Democrats and the shadow folk behind the forefront representatives (Lightfoot, for one) cannot control a strong character with strong morals, such a person would not be malleable and it would be difficult for those really in power to mold a visible representative.

Lightfoot did not attain her position as mayor to a major city on her own efforts, bt was placed there to be an empty facade to push the agendas for those who are the real power. If she tries o wander off the reservation, she will be exposed for unknown sins and quickly replaced with someone unthreatening to the shadow’s agendas.

If someone had just cleaned the aquarium filter on a regular basis this thing would have never crawled out!

Chicago DEMs really got what they deserved with Lightfoot!

The dirty little secret is that the guns on Chicago’s streets are often stolen from freight trains in Chicago rail yards.

Bad policing = rampant crime in Chicago’s rail yards:
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-met-gun-theft-cargo-train-20171003-story.html

Lightfoot, and all her confederates, are either too corrupt or too stupid to solve the problem.

“Bless your heart.” Did Tate just say F*ck You in Southern?

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