Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was on MSNBC this morning and took full responsibility for the horrific level of violence that’s been taking place in her city. Just kidding!
"Too many illegal guns."
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 10, 2020
Via the Washington Examiner:
“We have got to make sure that we do a better job of taking guns out of the hands of criminals,” Lightfoot said Friday on MSNBC Live With Stephanie Ruhle. “We have to have a federal policy on background checks and making sure that dangerous people are not able to go across the border to states like Indiana and get military-grade weapons in quantities and then bring them back to the streets and shoot people up. That’s what’s happening.”
“There’s way too many illegal guns on our streets, and we can’t fight that fight alone,” she said. “We got to have a federal strategy on this. We’re going to continue to do what we can do. We’re going to continue to make sure that we are flooding these dangerous hot spots with resources to make sure that we keep our communities safe, but we’re fighting a losing battle. If we don’t have a federal partnership on restricting access to guns in the hands of dangerous criminals, we’ve got to have partnership on that.”
Lightfoot had previously cited COVID-19 as a reason for the rising level of violence, but now we can add “lack of a federal strategy” on guns to the list.
You don't expect her to take responsibility do you? https://t.co/8FxCIDRJCg
— Marilyn (@Jaizem) July 10, 2020
*chicago bans guns*
*criminals do not give up guns*
*Chicago blames lack of federal gun laws*
*still expects criminals will then turn over their guns*
— Young Americans for Liberty (@YALiberty) July 10, 2020
Amazing isn’t it?
Right .. because criminals only use "legal guns." https://t.co/wQPdEDV5PA
— Rude Smoochie 🇺🇸 (@RudeSmoochie) July 10, 2020
Ok, defund police allow crime/roving protests and now blame federal government? Hmmm https://t.co/PzzYmneIZT
— JeddWest (@JeddWest) July 10, 2020
Yeah, lack of federal strategy. That’s the ticket.
— Justin (@DimWittyNYC) July 10, 2020
Its your city!! Federal help has been offered and not accepted- stop blaming others this is all YOU!!! https://t.co/8WUd3DNKFh
— RedBird62 (@RBird62) July 10, 2020
Right its the guns fault not the criminals that pull the trigger. You caused the problem by not policing and holding them accountable. Maybe you should look at your own house https://t.co/6NcZDA8mEA
— David Hunter Jones (@atomicdave521) July 10, 2020
Lightfoot blames everything but herself. https://t.co/Mo2EKy9MHd
— Are You Not Entertained? (@SheriHerman10) July 10, 2020
And tomorrow might bring with it a fresh scapegoat.