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Chicago seems to live out its own Groundhog Day with each passing weekend. Non-stop gun violence in a city with strict gun measures should be enough to prove to lefties that gun control is bogus, yet they push for even more restrictions.
Where’s the logic?
CHICAGO — Four children were among 65 people shot across Chicago this weekend, 18 of them fatally. Three of the children were killed. Six Chicago children have been killed just in the last week to gun violence.
The weekend gun violence brought Chicago past 300 homicides so far this year, the benchmark that Supt. David Brown challenged the police department to stay under in April. Last year, the city didn’t break 300 homicides until early August, according to Sun-Times data.
Here’s Mayor Lori Lightfoot on the violence:
Lightfoot succeeded former Obama aide Rahm Emmanuel as mayor of Chicago. You’d think most sane Chicagoans might want a do-over on both of those choices.
From The Blaze:
Chicago’s far-left Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot was asked earlier this week for her reaction to residents “taking matters into their own hands” in order to “protect their communities” amid the rioting over George Floyd’s death.
Lightfoot said, “Obviously we’re aware of the fact that Illinois is a concealed carry state, and that many people have weapons at their disposal in their homes and their businesses. Do not take matters into your own hands. Call the police.”
She added, “Do not pick up arms and try to be the police. If there’s a problem, call 911. We will respond. I urge people to show strength and do not take matters into your own hands.”
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