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.”
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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Lightfoot, light weight, mentally challenged, as in more or less moron.
I think you just described the “Perfect Democrat.”
New way to spell LMAO.
Lightfoot and many others in her end of the pool may be the light at the silver lining in all this darkness.
They are being exposed for what they are, and the lackadaisical non voting conservatives, and independents with any conscience and morals, might just show up at the polls next time.
Can’t edit my newly invented phrase of light at the end of the silver lining ha ha.
She would have been a lot more on base if she would have blamed the Lizard People for all of this – but oh yeah she won’t take any personal responsibility here.
Bu, bu, but, she’s a lesbian! And, a woman “of color!” Surely these traits compensate for her manifest stupidity and her incompetence.
…Or at least bring her to Hillary’s attention…
Give this woman back her crack and send her to retire in a nice Mississippi nursing home. And if she resists, make it New York.
She doesn’t believe the b.s. she drivels. It’s just the party line.
The irony is that Lightweight probably cannot spell Mississippi.
Memes of her are hilarious.
One that I’ve seen has a Bass Pro logo with her picture – similar to the one above – with a hook in her mouth.
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.
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.
Not ancient humans, ancient Groot.
Mississippi? Oh, well. At least she’s not blaming Kansas. Or Hawaii.
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.
How the hell do you know that?
Because if it is something EVIL you can imagine,
then you know the DEMOCRATS are ALREADY DOING IT!
And denying it while accusing the Republicans of doing it.
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.
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.
Bless her po’ lil’ heart.
She’s spent too much time pounding her head into the carpet.
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.
Must be the Chicago Crooks.
Cause I’ve never found a Gun that murdered another Gun……
How many Felons are arrested in Chicago that don’t have a gun?
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?”
blackBlack, and Lesbian. They don’t DARE criticize her.
Also because she is a hyper sensitive, hyper paranoid little bully who goes into a rage whenever she’s asked a question she can’t answer without calling her inept decisions into question.
You just described 90% of all small democrats.
Sorry for the downvote!
Don’t bait her, don’t bait her!
They don’t DARE criticize her.
As if any of them ever felt the slightest inclination to do so.
So let me fix that for you:
They don’t WANT to criticize her.
No Democrat has ever been called out for a lie by the Democrats propaganda ministry
Gotta respect them for their Party discipline, if nothing else.
Not without irrefutable photographic evidence, anyway. (Shout out to Al Franken!)
Via Ace. No protests allowed on her block.
Damn. Beat me to it.
Lori Lightfoot Defends Policy of Outlawing “Protests” On Her Block and Her Block Only, Stating That She (Alone) Has the Right to Be Secure In Her Home
Obviously she’s Neo in a Matrix full of NPCs.
Oh…..just like she defended getting her $500 haircut during the Chi-na Flu Lock-UP…….
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.
She apparently isn’t getting enough, that woman? Is scary
Think about what she looks like first thing in the morning.
I wonder if she is HIV?
Can’t imagine why — she looks like a day sleeper. She probably has a very ornate and comfortable coffin lined with soil from the old country.
She could sleep as long as Rip Van Winkle and it wouldn’t be enough
Lighthead doesn’t live there anymore – she is hiding out at her “wife’s” luxury condo in the Hancock Building. Lighthead’s wife is very wealthy and has multiple crash pads.
The Mob keeps showing up at the Mayor’s Logan Square House. Nobody is home…
Are you saying there is nobody in the belfry, not even bats?
She’d need to be Rip van Lightfoot to get what she needs.
You’re not going to get the reality of Chi from that outfit. Go check out second city cop on blogspot.
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?
What a sad, pathetic woman. I wonder if she’ll go off the rails?
Surely you jest.
I mean a real Captain Queeg type thing.
I’ve got only one rail left, and she jumped on and went off it.
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?
I wonder if Lightweight recognises that Chicago is a great place to study evolution in action? They could fix this problem by ramping up this process so that it is ten times the birth rate.
“Think of it as evolution in action.” – _Oath of Fealty_, Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle (1982)
Nope. This feature of Democrat Gun Control Paradises long predates neutering the police or Soros DAs/AGs.
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.
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
Did Marty Feldman have a sister?
Hey Mississippi! Leave those black men in South Side Chicago alone! Go pick on Alabama!
Why not? It’s not new.
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).
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.
You’d think Mississippi and Indiana would digging mass graves with all of those crazy guns on the loose murdering people.
The guns get violent only when they make it to Chicago. Their Mayor should disarm her political supporters who belong to gangs.
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.
Next she will be blaming Little Green Men from Mars.
But it has to be a state that actually honors Second Amendment rights, so it can’t be Hawaii.
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.
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?
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.
Gee, that sounds an awful lot like the obamas!
That’s how the Obamas started, but they developed their own base. They now have a large adoring fan club and considerable uber-elite support. See: Netflix deal.
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:
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?