After 41 Shot In Chicago Over Weekend, Democratic Mayor Blames… Republicans?!

Over the three-day Labor Day weekend, 41 people were shot in Chicago, seven fatally.

Davantae Jackson, 15, was  supposed to start high school on Tuesday. Instead, he’s dead.

Chicago has among the most restrictive gun-control laws, but Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took to Twitter to point out that “disarming law-abiding citizens isn’t the answer.”

 

“Gun control doesn’t work. Look at Chicago. Disarming law-abiding citizens isn’t the answer. Stopping violent criminals—prosecuting & getting them off the street—BEFORE they commit more violent crimes is the most effective way to reduce murder rates. Let’s protect our citizens,” Cruz wrote.

“Stopping violent criminals — prosecuting & getting them off the street — BEFORE they commit more violent crimes is the most effective way to reduce murder rates. Let’s protect our citizens,” Cruz added.

That prompted the mayor of Chicago to blame all Republicans for the endless violence in the city.

“60 percent of illegal firearms recovered in Chicago come from outside IL — mostly from states dominated by coward Republicans like you who refuse to enact commonsense gun legislation,” Lori Lightfoot tweeted.


She also told Cruz to “Keep our name out of your mouth” — whatever that means.

“When @tedcruz and the @gop dismiss common sense gun policies, they disrespect victims and their families, who deserve to live without pain and fear,” she added.

Gun control is back in the news after a mass shooting in Texas. Democratic presidential candidate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke decide the bast strategy was to spew a stream of profanities.

‘Don’t know how many people have been killed, the condition of those who have survived. Don’t know what the motivation is, do not yet know the firearms that were used, or how they acquired them. But we do know that this is f**ked up,’ O’Rourke wrote on Twitter.

 

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