Oh Chicago, violent Chicago. The new mayor is faced with many issues, and, she has chosen, it seems, to keep on blaming Indiana, and other states for Chicago’s violence issues. Bearing Arms take a look
Chicago has become something of a joke among the gun rights crowd. After all, if gun control worked, Chicago would likely be some kind of Utopia. People would gather in the streets and spontaneously break into song and dance like they were in some kind of Broadway musical or something. It would be absolute Heaven on Earth.
That’s not what happens in Chicago, though. Chicago is a rough, violent city that is held up as a hallmark of anti-gun policy failures.
It seems the mayor of Chicago is a bit delusional about just why that’s the case, though.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot rejects claims gun control has failed her city and instead blames states without as many gun laws.
In an interview posted by New This News only days removed from a weekend in which 41 were shot, nine fatally, in Chicago, Lightfoot blamed Chicago’s gun crime on Indiana. She described Indiana’s laws as too lax, and suggested the laws allow criminals to travel out of state, acquire guns, then return and use those guns criminally on the streets of Chicago.
Lightfoot then suggested more federal gun control is the central solution for Chicago gun crime, that universal background checks must be enacted from the top down.
Unfortunately for Lightfoot, she’s wrong.
She is wrong, and, either by choice, or by ignorance she is lying about the root of her city’s violence issues. Besides the obvious truth that if Indiana’s “lax” gun laws are to blame for gun crimes in Chicago, then surely Indiana would be awash with gun crimes, right? But it isn’t, But what is the truth about the “lax” gun laws in Indiana?
You see, federal law says you can buy a gun across state lines so long as everything is in accordance with your home state. In other words, if California bans AR-15s, you can’t go to Nevada and buy one. Not legally, anyway.
In other words, people can’t cross the line to Indiana and buy guns to take to Chicago because of lax gun laws.
Lightfoot is parroting an old chestnut among the anti-gun left, one that blames all their problems on someone else. However, she doesn’t understand that federal law holds Indiana gun dealers to Illinois laws for Illinois residents.
Ouch, the truth hurts another long lived leftist narrative. But, narratives and the truth have always been opposites