Chicago Needs Still More Gun Control

2020 August 10
by bc3b

That’s the tired narrative Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot once again spun following a night of well-coordinated looting. It started at midnight and lasted until 5 AM. There were only a few arrests although several Chicago Police officers were injured.

While it followed the shooting of an armed black man who fired at police, the looting didn’t take place until about six hours after the shooting. Rather than acting spontaneously, the all-black looters came well-prepared. They had shopping bags. Cars came by to pick up the loot and there was at least one U-Haul. With hundreds of looters, there were only several arrests.

When a reporter asked Mayor Lightfoot if the city wasn’t being overly lenient with the looters, she went into her well-worn rant about not enough gun control being the problem and placed the blame surrounding states (Wisconsin, Indiana, even Michigan and downstate Illinois) which have less strict gun laws. She didn’t place the blame on a criminal element within the city or the ghetto culture.

There are several problems with Lightfoot’s narrative:

  1. If the fact that it’s easier to obtain guns in Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan, why aren’t a couple dozen people shot and 5+ killed every weekend in cities in those states? Especially in majority black cities like Gary, Hammond, Milwaukee, Benton Harbor or even Detroit? Why hasn’t there been looting in these cities in recent years?
  2. Why aren’t there a slew of shootings and killings in the suburbs – Downers Grove, Naperville, Northbrook or even black suburbs like Olympia Fields, Markham and South Holland?
  3. Guns weren’t used in looting. Looters used hammers, rocks and even cars to smash store windows. The looting had nothing to do with Sunday’s shooting.  People just wanted free stuff and know the odds of being arrested, tried and sent to prison were almost non-existent.

The reasons are simple:

  1. None of the other cities has the level of gang activity that Chicago has.
  2. Chicago is far more permissive than other cities. Detroit’s no-nonsense police chief James Craig said Detroit hasn’t had an outbreak of violence because “our cops don’t retreat.”

Chicago’s problems didn’t start when Lori Lightfoot became mayor. The city has been decaying for a long time and its problems accelerated during the eight years Rahm Emmanuel was mayor. But, Chicago’s problems are far worse in the short time Lightfoot has served as mayor – weekend shootings and killings are up significantly over last year and there have been several riots with major looting in the last three months.

If Chicago is to be saved, Lightfoot must take greater responsibility and take a firm stand against lawlessness. She must convince the citizens of Chicago to take responsibility for their lives and their city and stop blaming the city’s plight on systemic racism and other states’ gun laws.

58 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 August 10 9:05 pm
    mpt permalink

    If Chicago is to be saved, Lightfoot must take greater responsibility and take a firm stand against lawlessness.

    Uh, yeah….. LOL!

  2. 2020 August 10 9:24 pm
    justrand permalink

    You’re damn straight Chicago needs more GUN CONTROL!

    40 shot over the weekend…and only FOUR dead?

    What are they using, muzzle-loading muskets???

    Sight alignment, sight picture…and B-R-A-S-S.

    Maybe the NRA should teach a class?!?!?

  3. 2020 August 10 10:00 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Comment seen on another blog:
    “Chicago impromptu sales continuing this evening.”

    It ain’t over.
    I assume this is allowed to continue because the Mayor prioritizes “lives” over “mere property”.

  4. 2020 August 11 3:35 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “Maybe the NRA should teach a class?!?!?”

    They should, but right now their `sights` are on the DA of the southern district of New York where they are fighting dissolution.

  5. 2020 August 11 3:46 am
    drdog09 permalink

  6. 2020 August 11 3:57 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Welcome to the Party Pal — — Some of us have been fighting ‘new normal’ since 1990.

  7. 2020 August 11 4:01 am
    JBoz permalink

    One silver lining, for the Boz family anyway, suburban Chicago (I live in DuPage County) real estate is extremely hot right now. Flight to the ‘burbs. Homes a few years ago would sit for months with repeated price reductions. Same area and homes are selling in a few days for full list, often with multiple offers.

    Great timing too as we are putting our house on the market next spring and finally heading south for good.

  8. 2020 August 11 6:08 am
    justrand permalink

    JBoz, I’m glad you’re gettin’ out. I hope next Spring isn’t too late.

  9. 2020 August 11 6:47 am
    bc3b permalink

    JBoz #7 –

    Chicago was one of the few cities where you could feel safe and raise a family (as long as you sent your kids to Catholic or other private schools). A well-kept secret is that Chicago was probably the most segregated city in the country as not many blacks could afford the upscale areas. Now violence is spreading to the North Side and Lakefront.


  10. 2020 August 11 7:20 am

    Via Pete Hegseth:

    See video. Wow. @Xfinity/@comcast has BANNED Republican front-runner Laura Loomer from sending texts & emails to voters. This is next-level censorship.

    When she wins the @gop primary on Tuesday, will the Republican Party fight for her? They’d better!

    — Pete Hegseth (@PeteHegseth) August 10, 2020

  11. 2020 August 11 7:58 am
    bc3b permalink

    KH –

    Like AT&T (which owns CNN), the only way to fix Comcast is if conservatives boycott.

  12. 2020 August 11 8:26 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Rush says to be of good cheer, re: Covid.

    Good News: Dr. Scott Atlas Added to Coronavirus Task Force – The Rush Limbaugh Show

    Scott Atlas is a brilliant guy and he thinks by early October that we could well be burned out of COVID. In his opinion, we could see it turn inert. And his reason for this, some underappreciated T-cell, along with prior immunities. I’m not versed enough to understand it, but I’m just repeating to you what he says. We could see by early October COVID-19 turn inert or dormant largely due to some underappreciated T-cell, prior immunities from exposure to coronavirus, meaning colds and so forth, that’s one of the things we’re learning. Some people who have come down with a cold over the course of the summer miraculously end up less likely to get COVID-19, according to and Scott Atlas.

  13. 2020 August 11 8:50 am
    bc3b permalink

    5-year old boy shot dead point blank by neighbor in North Carolina. Guess the race of the perp:

    Should probably be labeled a “hate crime,” but we know it won’t be.

  14. 2020 August 11 9:36 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Free political email newsletter in CA, if interested you can sign up at

    A couple snips from today’s issue.

    Where do you get $450,000 in six days, after you claim to be broke? In reality, for Hunter Biden, one of two places—either Daddy or the Chinese government.
    “For a guy claiming to be broke and unemployed in January in order to avoid paying child support, Hunter Biden was able to ‘resolve’ a $450,000 tax lien in mid-July, just six days after it was issued.
    Although Biden claimed that he was broke, he was living in a $12,000-per-month Hollywood Hills rental home and spotted driving a $129,000 Porsche Panamera in Beverly Hills.

    The freeways of the State are controlled by the California Highway Patrol. They are controlled by the Governor. For forty five minutes Gavin Newsom allowed the 1010 Freeway in Morgan Hill closed by rioters—and terrorists. No emergency vehicles could use the freeway, emergencies could not be handled, the flow of traffic and commerce was stopped—this was terrorism and Guv Newsom allowed it.
    “Some of the protesters continued toward U.S. 101 after the demonstration downtown. Police reported that as of about 8:30pm Aug. 8, protesters had clogged both the northbound and southbound lanes of the freeway at Tennant Avenue. Authorities stopped vehicle traffic for less than an hour at Cochrane Road and San Martin Avenue.
    By 9:15pm the protesters had moved off the freeway and the lanes were open again to vehicles. No injuries or damage were reported during the protest.
    Like in Seattle and Portland, there were NO arrests.

  15. 2020 August 11 9:44 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Rallying cry should be “Abolish 230!”.

  16. 2020 August 11 12:06 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Beetlejuice snaps at reporter who asked it the lack of arrests of looters following George Floyd’s death was a factor in the Sunday night/Monday morning looting:

  17. 2020 August 11 12:16 pm
    bc3b permalink

  18. 2020 August 11 12:22 pm
    bc3b permalink

  19. 2020 August 11 12:53 pm
    bc3b permalink

    LA Times: Camping is racissst because blacks don’t camp in large numbers:

  20. 2020 August 11 1:26 pm
    Eph permalink

    Kamala it is!

    Once again Trump gets a gift from heaven

  21. 2020 August 11 1:29 pm
    Eph permalink

    Trump tv ads in 3…2…1…

  22. 2020 August 11 1:44 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Don’t count your Kamala till you see her mounted on the stage.

    And I use that word choice for a reason…..

  23. 2020 August 11 1:46 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    “LA Times: Camping is racissst because blacks don’t camp in large numbers:”

    Same could be said for space travel, I don’t think that will stop it.

  24. 2020 August 11 1:50 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    “Don’t bait us!”

    Funny I don’t recollect I or my father using blacks as bait. Usually a shiner or shad was sufficient. Is there a channel called “Great Outdoors with the KluKluxKlan” that I am missing????

  25. 2020 August 11 1:58 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Well did he or didn’t he — — make a decision? Crazy man! And this is the Clown World we want next to the nuclear football????

  26. 2020 August 11 2:02 pm
    Eph permalink

    DAMN that was fast!

    With an assist from Politico…

  27. 2020 August 11 2:17 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Kamala. Not the wrestler.

  28. 2020 August 11 2:23 pm
    Eph permalink


  29. 2020 August 11 2:49 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    “The Joe/Blow Ticket”

  30. 2020 August 11 2:53 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    BREAKING: (for the sport fans)

  31. 2020 August 11 2:56 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Biden/Harris bumper sticker — “She Smelled Nice!”

  32. 2020 August 11 3:17 pm
    Eph permalink

    DOW was +300 before the announcement


  33. 2020 August 11 3:28 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    “Kamala has the Black vote in California locked up!”

    I mean, literally.

  34. 2020 August 11 3:29 pm
    Eph permalink

    Whitmer would have been a better choice

    And thats saying something

  35. 2020 August 11 3:52 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Then … there’s this:
    Harris: ‘I believe’ Biden accusers

  36. 2020 August 11 4:01 pm

    38 – “I was for the accusers, before I was against them!”

    Not that it matters, if it gets no coverage it didn’t happen.

  37. 2020 August 11 4:03 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Vegas was right.

  38. 2020 August 11 4:04 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

  39. 2020 August 11 4:07 pm
    Eph permalink

    Politico was right….

  40. 2020 August 11 4:07 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Joe Biden called Kamala and congratulated her on the VP pick.
    Then he hung up and called Kamala to congratulate her on the VP pick

  41. 2020 August 11 4:17 pm

    43 – She accepted twice, once for the vp slot, and once for the p slot.

  42. 2020 August 11 4:21 pm


    Sniff and Blow 2020

    scratch & sniff

  43. 2020 August 11 4:25 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Hidey Ho 2020

  44. 2020 August 11 4:27 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    SNIFF ‘N BLOW 2020


  45. 2020 August 11 4:31 pm
    bc3b permalink

    PAC 12 pulls plug on sports for balance of 2020:

    That’s two of the Power 5. What’s college football without USC and Oregon cheerleaders?

  46. 2020 August 11 4:33 pm
    Eph permalink

    50 BC,

    Minus Oregon, who gives a shit

    That conference is awful

  47. 2020 August 11 4:43 pm
    bc3b permalink

    KH #44 –

    You won’t hear about the murder except on conservative blogs and in the British press.

  48. 2020 August 12 4:58 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Omar wins her primary fight. Friggin’ unreal.

  49. 2020 August 12 6:55 am

    Biden / Harris 2020

    Pee Pads / Knee Pads 2020

    Old Goat / Deep Throat 2020

  50. 2020 August 12 7:18 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Oh please, please, pleazzzzzzzze, make it so —

    CNN editor-at-large Chris Cillizza wrote that Biden could “step aside” for Harris, all but conceding that Biden will not complete his presidential term if he’s elected in November.

    The outcome would be worse than the McGovern defeat.

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