Updated: Jun 10
Listen to this audio between Mayor Lightfoot and an Alderman:
(Edit: some have stated video won‘t play in embedded tweet, so here’s the direct link:
Don‘t even think of using firearms legally to defend yourself or your property either:
The result of this rhetoric?
While Chicago was roiled by another day of protests and looting in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, 18 people were killed Sunday, May 31, making it the single most violent day in Chicago in six decades, according to the University of Chicago Crime Lab. The lab’s data doesn’t go back further than 1961.
From 7 p.m. Friday, May 29, through 11 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 25 people were killed in the city, with another 85 wounded by gunfire, according to data maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times.
In a city with an international reputation for crime — where 900 murders per year were common in the early 1990s — it was the most violent weekend in Chicago’s modern history, stretching police resources that were already thin because of protests and looting.
Still think people like this care about your lives or your safety?
I eagerly await Shannon Watts and Moms Demand Action to denounce Lightfoot (not gonna hold my breath, as they only care about attacking lawful gun owners and making it harder for good people to defend themselves).