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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Calls For 'More Gun Control'

Democrat directly blames violence on guns and the President

 on 16th July 2020 @ 9.00pm
 lightfoot failed to mention that there was already an  assault weapons  ban in the chicago area © press
Lightfoot failed to mention that there was already an 'assault weapons' ban in the Chicago area

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has called for more gun control amid soaring gun violence in her city.

The mayor blasted President Donald Trump, insisting there are “easy things” that could be done to stop the violence.

Lightfoot's comments came in reaction to Trump's suggestion that the federal government may step in due to the out of control gun violence in the city.

Lightfoot tweeted:

“If the president was really committed to helping us deal with our violence, he would do some easy things."

"What he would push for is universal background checks, he would push for an assault weapons ban, he would push to make sure that people who are banned from getting on airplanes can’t get guns.”

in june  shootings in chicago soared almost 80  compared with last year © press
In June, shootings in Chicago soared almost 80% compared with last year

But Lightfoot failed to mention that there was already an “assault weapons” ban in the Chicago area, thanks to Cook County prohibition.

Additionally, the entire state of Illinois currently has a licensing process in place for prospective gun owners, which also includes a background check.

The universal background check is separate from the vetting process version, which goes through to obtain a concealed carry permit or purchase a firearm.

there were more than 60 people shot and 16 killed in the city in just one weekend  under lightfoot s watch © press
There were more than 60 people shot and 16 killed in the city in just one weekend, under Lightfoot's watch.

Moreover, what the Chicago mayor is not taking into account is the fact that the criminals obtain their gun through dark sources rather than retail stores, and would not be impacted by background check requirements.

In June, shootings in Chicago soared almost 80% compared with last year.

But Lightfoot later put it down to "too many guns" on the streets.

Four hundred twenty-four people were shot and 89 killed compared to the 50 murders in 2019, NBC 5 Chicago reported.

There were more than 60 people shot and 16 killed in the city in just one weekend, under Lightfoot's watch.

One of the victims was a 10-year-old girl who was shot by a stray bullet while “inside a Logan Square home on the Northwest Side."

[READ MORE] Blue Wave Bloodbath: 60 Shot, 16 Killed, Including Baby, in Democrat-Run Chicago

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