Chicago mayor tells Ted Cruz to “keep our name out of your mouth” about gun control

Bossy Chiraq Mayor Lori Lightfoot

Liberals sure do love telling other people what they can and cannot speak of.

From Yahoo (via HuffPo, hence the bias): Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued a blistering response to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) after he attempted to use the city as an example for why “gun control doesn’t work.”

Cruz on Monday, linking to a story on the far-right website Breitbart News about fatal gun violence in the city that took place over Labor Day Weekend, tweeted that “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,” he added. “Let’s protect our citizens.”

In reply, Lightfoot told Cruz to “keep our name out of your mouth.”

In the same tweet, she posted a graph (with no source cited) showing how nearly 60% of the illegal firearms that were recovered in the city between 2013 and 2016 actually came from outside Illinois.

They were, Lightfoot wrote, “mostly from states dominated by coward Republicans like you who refuse to enact commonsense gun legislation.”

(Do tell, good mayor, how many of those recovered guns were stolen? And stolen by repeat offenders?)

Lightfoot struck a similar harsh tone with Ivanka Trump, an adviser to and the daughter of President Donald Trump, last month after she posted an error-strewn tweet about Chicago’s gun violence.

“It’s important when we’re talking about people’s lives to actually get the facts correct, which one can easily do if you actually cared about getting it right,” Lightfoot said at the time.

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Senator Cruz gave it right back to the good mayor tweeting:

“1/x Mayor, your anger is misplaced. Virtually every year, Chicago has the most murders of any city in America. In 2017, the top five were: Chicago (650 murders), Baltimore (343), Philadelphia (317), New York (290), and Los Angeles (286).

2/x All five of those cities have had Democratic mayors for decades and aggressive gun control policies—none seems to be working. Your explanation (“blame Indiana!”) doesn’t hold water. There are 27 states with GOP governors. Chicago is not alone in having neighboring red states.

3/x But Chicago’s murder totals are often DOUBLE the next closest city. So how do you explain the big cities in red states, without aggressive gun control laws, where murder rates are MUCH lower than Chicago?”

See his whole response to her here.

If you want correct facts about the number of criminal gun incidents in Chiraq, see here.

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Alma
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Alma

Hahaha, Mayor Lori “Bigfoot” doesn’t want her name around because it calls attention to the crimes she has not put an end to as promised in her platform. It must be good to run a city from behind a desk, worry about her LGBT community and kiss ass to the rest of the politicians just like her. Outa sight outa mind.

William
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William

The visceral reaction to Cruz of Chicago’s silly stupid “mayor” demonstrates a very common characteristic of leftists generally: there is nothing they hate more than the truth

Watertender
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Watertender

I have something Lori Lightfoot can put IN her mouth… I just cleaned Julian and Walter’s litter boxes and there are some very choice turds calling her name!!

Dan
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Dan

All right for Ted Cruz. At least he’s man enough to get in that hag’s face for lying through her teeth. He didn’t have to speak the unspeakable, either. No need to point out that it’s not those cities per se, but the black ‘hoods in those cities where the killings are taking place. Is it that there’s so much violence in those neighborhoods because the people are poor, or is it that black inner-city neighborhoods are always so poor because the people are so violent? I’m not blaming blacks as such, as Sen Cruz would never do. It’s the… Read more »

William
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William

Indeed, inner city housing projects are the new plantations. There is something similar here in the Berkshires but it’s for poor whites as blacks are still a small minority. Once upon a time there were manufacturing jobs here, a huge GE plant, textile mills, but now long gone. So a large surplus population of people with nothing to do. The benevolent State provides them with cradle-to-grave security in the form of MassHealth, which covers everything from addiction “treatment” to “gender reassignment”, food stamps, subsidized housing, and free dope in the form of suboxone and methadone. The Berkshires are a summer… Read more »

greenworxx
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greenworxx

Almost every weekend, Chicago essentially has a “mass shooting” when all casualties, dead and those who survive, are statistically grouped. It matters not that the victims aren’t shot at the same time and place, the results are the same. Until Chicago votes in a conservative, the carnage will continue.

Jackie Puppet
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After a little more back-and-forth between Cruz & Light-in-the-Loafers on Twitter, Twitchy has an update where other users come down hard on the mayor, after the mayor invited Cruz for a dialogue on gun control.

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2019/09/04/chicagos-mayor-of-murderland-gets-an-earful-after-inviting-ted-cruz-to-learn-the-root-causes-of-gun-violence/

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

This new mayor of Chicago frankly looks so stupid standing there with her clenched fists in the air. What in the world is that supposed to signify? The real problem is that she and none of the other Demwits have been able to overcome Demwit legislation that has gone on for decade after decade, so she has to lash out at anyone who criticizes her city.

Lana
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Lana
William
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William

Black powah..

Jackie Puppet
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There’s only gonna be more fake news coming out of Shitcago:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/9/5/20851751/rainbow-push-spokesman-don-terry-joins-lori-lightfoot-administration

He worked for the NYSlimes, then to the racist SPLC & the race-baiter Jesse’s Rainbow/PUSH, and now for the Shitty of Chicago.