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Chicago Mayor Blames Red States for Windy City’s Gun Crime Nightmare

Lori Lightfoot has reached peak absurdity this week.

The city of Chicago has been in denial for a whole heck of a long time, particularly as it pertains to the Second Amendment.

All the way back in 1982, the Windy City tried something novel in banning the possession and sale of handguns within city limits.  As predicted, this backfired horribly, failing to reduce violent crime at all while turning law-abiding citizens into sitting ducks.

Those who wouldn’t abide by the law naturally gained the upper hand, and soon Chicago had a new nickname:  Chiraq.

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Even after the rescinding of the handgun band, these long-entrenched issues remain pervasive in the daily lives of Chicagoans, and, almost unfathomably, the city’s mayor is blaming Second Amendment-supporting states for the trouble.

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) contends the surge in shootings in Chicago is the result of states in the Union that have “virtually no gun control.”

She made this argument on CNN’s State of the Union over the weekend, reviving the Obama-era claims which blamed Indiana and other states for the crime in Chicago, Illinois.

The Hill published video of Lightfoot saying, “Our gun problem is related to the fact that we have too many illegal guns on our streets, 60 percent of which come from states outside of Illinois.”

She added, “We are being inundated with guns from states that have virtually no gun control, no background checks, no ban on assault weapons — that is hurting cities like Chicago.”

Of course, this argument is easily debunked by taking even a cursory looks at Chicago’s violent crime statistics in comparison to other cities in which no handgun ban was ever implemented, regardless of the political biases of those locales.

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