Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blames guns, coronavirus for city’s spike in violence

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blames guns, coronavirus for city’s spike in violence
Lori Lightfoot (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Cutting back on police presence couldn’t be the answer, could it?]

Chicago’s mayor, Lori Lightfoot, had an odd explanation for the gun violence gripping the city Sunday, suggesting that lax gun laws and coronavirus-related lockdowns were largely to blame for the spike in shootings, which has left at least four children dead and dozens of Chicago residents wounded.

Speaking to a press conference, Lightfoot said the violence problem is “complicated,” according to the Washington Examiner.

“That’s a complicated question,” Lightfoot told media. “We have way too many guns on the streets.”

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“Lightfoot also suggested that the coronavirus shutdowns that kept people inside for months played a role in creating a ‘perfect storm’ while also pointing out the death of George Floyd as an event that sparked anger in the community,” the Examiner reported.

That “perfect storm” is responsible for a nearly record-breaking streak of violence in the city.

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