Last weekend, five people were killed and 46 others were wounded after a spree of gun violence took place in Chicago per a report from ABC 7. Massive looting transpired in downtown Chicago during the last weekend. Of those injured, 6 were teenagers and another was a 12-year-old boy who is the son of a Chicago firefighter.
Y’all Politics reported on Lightfoot’s appearance in an interview on MSNBC, where she cast the blame on Mississippi for Chicago’s current violence spree.
“Sixty percent of the illegal guns that come into Chicago every year are from out of state, from Indiana, from Mississippi, from other states that have lax gun laws,” she declared.
Y’all Politics reached out to Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves for his take on Chicago Mayor Lightfoot’s comments.
“This ridiculous conspiracy theory from the Chicago mayor—that Mississippians are to blame for the violence in her own city—is bizarre and pathetic,” Governor Reeves stated. “No serious person could think that murders are out of control and people are burning police cars in Chicago because of Mississippi’s commitment to the constitution.”
According to a Chicago Tribune report, 107 people were killed in July in Chicago, which is twice the amount from the same month in 2019. “That’s the most homicides the city has seen since in a single month since September of 1992, when 109 were recorded,” the Tribune highlighted. In addition, the report noted “At least 570 people were shot during the month, about 250 more than July of last year…”
Lightfoot called for a federal response to crack down down on “military grade weapons.” She asserted that President Donald Trump “refuses to engage” with gun control.
Mississippi is one of the most pro-gun states in the country due to some of its policies such as Constitutional Carry — the idea that a lawful individual can carry a firearm without having to beg the government for permission to do so. Mississippi is currently ranked in 16th place according to Guns & Ammo magazine’s best states for gun ownership rankings.
That said, even with Mississippi’s lax gun ownership in mind, none of its major cities have witnessed the level of violence or criminality that has afflicted Chicago in recent times.
Thanks to its leftist control, Chicago has built a reputation for being soft on crime. For example, in 2019 Cook County decided to take down its gang database after significant protest from activists that criticized it for being allegedly racist in how it objectively broke down the demographics of gang violence.
It’s clear there’s something more to Chicago’s crime problems than the lack of gun control. Lightfoot is merely distracting from her dereliction as the city’s mayor during a time when she should be doing everything possible the riots and looting.
Texas Political Establishment Attempts to Derail Shelley Luther’s Campaign
The special election for Texas’ Senate District 30 is on pace to be one of the most heated races in the Lone Star State.
At a candidate forum on September 18, 2020, Shelley Luther, the Dallas salon owner who was jailed for opening her business in defiance of Governor Greg Abbott’s shutdown order, confronted outgoing State Senator Pat Fallon.
Fallon vacated his seat and is now backing a successor in State Representative Drew Springer.
“We don’t want somebody who’s going to be at odds with our Republican governor,” Fallon said September 18 at the Grayson County Republican Women’s Club.
I didn’t support some of the things that he has done about opening up. … So, he’s made some mistakes. He’s our Republican governor, the 80/20 rule … because you’re not going to get any bills passed unless the governor signs them.
“Let me make something clear. I am accountable to my fellow citizens in Senate District 30. Not our Governor,” Luther responded on September 19 on Facebook:
This is exactly what is wrong with Austin. Our politicians are more loyal to Abbott than us, even when they disagree with him.
I will work with Governor Abbott when he is fighting to protect the liberty of Texans, and I will oppose him when he pushes unilateral dictates that shut down our local businesses.
Fallon and Luther had a tense exchange, which was caught on video.
“You want me to go all in on this race?” Fallon questioned Luther. “I have been 5 percent in on this race. You want me to go all in on it, I’m welcome to.”
“This has become a straight-up fight between Abbott and the ‘Kumbaya’ Professional Political Class vs. the grassroots and people who remember what limited government and principles should look like,” opined conservative activist Mike Openshaw.
“Respectfully, being willing to be jailed for fighting over-reaching government shows principle; that counts for something, Patrick,” Openshaw continued.
Luther has recently received endorsements from conservative Collin County Judge Chris Hill and Young Conservatives of Texas. Springer, on the other hand, received an endorsement from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which asserted that Luther was going down a “far right” path.
A Republican is expected to carry the senate district, which may still require a runoff if the leading candidate does not get enough votes during the first round of the special election.
Election Day will be on September 29.
Luther is viewed as the truly conservative option and many believe she could help break the political status quo in Austin that has kept conservative legislation from ever being passed.
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