It took Windy City Mayor Lori Lightfoot less than four months to shoot off her mouth and emulate Barack Obama’s governing habit of blaming everyone else for her administration’s ineptitude and failings.
Lightfoot is understandably under the gun to bring order to her besieged city, but it was still shocking to see her shooting from the hip last week and going off half-cocked on Twitter.
SPOILER ALERT: In a tweeted reply to Texas Senator Ted Cruz, she blamed Indiana’s elected officials for Chicago leading the nation in murders the past several years.
Son of a gun – it must be a new form of statistical analysis incomprehensible to us lesser folks who believe the Second Amendment is sacrosanct.
“60% of illegal firearms recovered in Chicago from outside IL – mostly from states dominated by coward Republicans like you who refuse to enact commonsense gun legislation,” she tweeted in response to Cruz.
“Commonsense gun legislation” is liberal-speak meaning the best way to protect people from the shooting gallery of Chicago’s streets is to disarm law abiding citizens of the means of protecting themselves.
She’s right in that this would send criminals using illegally-held guns a message, but we doubt it’s the message she intends.
The problem with Lightfoot’s logic is that the top 5 American cities in gun homicides are already gun-free zones and all have Democrat mayors: Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, and Los Angeles.
And contrary to her argument, Chicago is not the only gun-free metropolis adjacent to a GOP-controlled state. Typical of a politician, she jumped the gun in pointing the finger elsewhere for her inability to bring order to the chaos she inherited from predecessor Rahm Emanuel.
I’m just shooting in the dark here, but might Chicago’s gun violence be triggered by other sociological factors; factors like fatherless households, rotten public schools, and ridiculous trial sentencing by Democrat administrations that allow gangbangers and violent criminals back on the streets before the barrels of their illegally-held guns have cooled?
Meanwhile, liberals like Lori Lightfoot will stick to their guns on arguing against our Second Amendment rights and point gun fingers of blame at others while the tragic Chicago death toll continues to mount.
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