When a politician quotes “common sense” while pushing a bill that takes away your rights, you should automatically take a step back. It’s a statement meant to deliver direct attacks on anyone who may question something that’s just “common sense”.
When it comes from someone like Lori Lightfoot, the Mayor of Chicago, I tend to reflexively assume the opposing side, but that’s not always a great evaluation step, either.
Chicago has been a model of ‘what not to do’ when it comes to stemming violence in a major city. Chicago puts up shooting numbers that would make some folks in Afghanistan blush, and they have some of the strictest gun laws in the nation.
On MSNBC's Morning Joe show, Lightfoot said we need a leader like Joe Biden who will tackle gun lobbies.
“I need a leader in Washington, D.C., who is willing to take on the gun lobby and do what’s right for our children and our cities,” she said. “That is not President Trump, we need Joe Biden.”
It would make sense, then, that Lightfoot would back the Biden-Harris ticket as they aim to be the most anti-gun ticket in history. The Biden-Harris agenda will ban 'assault weapons', step up magazine restrictions, and increase 'universal background checks'.
While Chicago is burning and people are getting shot every few minutes, each weekend, she is tossing the blame at the foot of our President instead of any local leaders and/or policies.
“We need a plan from Washington, D.C., that responds to the realities on the ground and cities like Chicago,” she recently told breitbart.com. “So, yes, we need to continue this conversation around police reform, accountability, and racial justice, but we also need to frame that in the context of in larger economic downturn and the size of it and scale of it across the country can only properly be addressed by the federal government.”