Chicago Mayor Lightfoot, Senator Cruz spar over gun control

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THE MOTHER HAS CUSTODY OF THEIR FIVE SIBLINGS.>>Sandra: SENATOR TED CRUZ AND CHICAGO MAYOR BATTLING IT OUT OVER GUN CONTROL ON TWITTER. IT BEGAN WHEN CRUZ CRITICIZED THE CITY’S LAW AFTER A VIOLENT LABOR DAY WEEKEND. THE MAYOR SAID COWARD REPUBLICANS BLAMED THEM FOR NOT PASSING FEDERAL GUN CONTROL LAWS. MARTIN PREIB JOINS US NOW. GOOD MORNING. FIRST YOUR REACTION TO THAT BACK AND FORTH WE’VE SEEN FROM THE TEXAS SENATOR AND THE CHICAGO MAYOR.>>WELL GOOD MORNING. YOU KNOW, VIOLENCE OFTEN SPURS THIS DEBATE OVER GUN CONTROL BETWEEN THE LEFT AND THE RIGHT AND — BUT I THINK IN CHICAGO IT’S SORT OF A SECONDARY ISSUE. IT IS NOT THE ESSENTIAL ISSUE. THE VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO IS GANG ROOTED AND FOR THE MOST PART AND EVERY WEEK OUR OFFICERS GET GUNS OFF THE STREETS. MOST OF THEM ARE NOT LEGALLY OBTAINED. THEY ARE ILLEGALLY OBTAINED. SO I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS VERY COMMON DEBATE BUT I DON’T REALLY THINK IT NECESSARILY IS GOING TO ILLUMINATE MUCH AS FAR AS POLICY GOES AND APPROACH TO REDUCING CRIME IN CHICAGO.>>Sandra: SHE WENT ON TO SAY, THIS IS ALL TWEETING THROUGH HER POLITICAL ACCOUNT. SHE SAID 60% OF ILLEGAL FIREARMS RECOVERED IN CHICAGO COME FROM OUTSIDE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS. MOSTLY FROM STATES DOMINATED IN HER WORDS COWARDLY REPUBLICANS LIKE YOU WHO REFUSE TO ENACT COMMON SENSE LEGISLATION. KEEP OUR NAME OUT OF YOUR MOUTH. SHE SAYS IT IS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE GUN LAWS IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO. THIS IS GUNS BEING BROUGHT IN FROM IN HER WORDS REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED STATES.>>WELL, OKAY, SO WHY ISN’T THERE THE SAME KIND OF VIOLENCE IN THOSE STATES AS THERE IS THAT HAS THE MORE AVAILABILITY OF GUNS AS THERE IS IN CHICAGO? THE QUESTION HERE — THERE ARE TWO THINGS HERE, GANGS AND PUBLIC SERVANTS ELECTED OFFICIALS DOING THEIR JOB. IN CHICAGO THE MAYOR NEEDS TO FOCUS ON THE FACT THAT WE HAVE A PROSECUTOR WHO IS NOT PROSECUTING THE LAWS THAT ALREADY EXIST. AND THE JUDGES ARE NOT HOLDING THEM ACCOUNTABLE. THERE IS A BREAKDOWN IN CHICAGO BETWEEN THE POLICE AND THE PROSECUTORS. AND I THINK THAT’S WHAT IS DRIVING — THAT’S THE THREAT TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND THIS GUN DEBATE IS A LITTLE BIT SECONDARY. I JUST DON’T THINK IT’S THAT ESSENTIAL TO WHAT’S GOING ON.>>Sandra: EDDIE JOHNSON THE CHICAGO POLICE SUPERINTENDENT SEEMS TO TAKE THE BACK OF TED CRUZ IN THE BACK AND FORTH SAYING UNTIL WE CREATE A MENTAL CULTURE OF ACCOUNTABILITY IN CHICAGO AND GET TOUGHER ON THE ILLEGAL FLOW WE’LL CONTINUE TO SEE THESE THINGS GOING ON. I STAY OUT OF THE POLITICAL PART OF IT AND I JUST FOCUS ON KEEPING THIS CITY SAFE. HERE IS MAYOR LIGHTFOOT ON HOW SHE SEES THE ABILITY TO SOLVE THE GUN CONTROL PROBLEM THAT SHE CITES IN HER OWN WORDS.>>WE HAVE TO TRY TO COME TOGETHER AND SOLVE ONE OF THE CORE PROBLEMS WITH GUN VIOLENCE, WHICH IS THIS PATCHWORK OF SYSTEMS IN DIFFERENT STATES, DIFFERENT NEIGHBORING STATES HAVING DIFFERENT SYSTEMS BECAUSE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HASN’T STEPPED UP TO DO ITS JOB.>>Sandra: SHE SAID TO SENATOR CRUZ COME TO CHICAGO AND LET’S WALK THE STREETS TOGETHER SO WE CAN SEE THIS PROBLEM AND TRY TO SOLVE IT. WE INVITED SENATOR CRUZ TO COME ON THE PROGRAM THIS MORNING, WASN’T AVAILABLE, DID NOT AGREE TO DO THAT. MAYOR LIGHTFOOT WE ASKED HER TO COME ON AND TOLD SHE COULDN’T MAKE IT ON, EITHER. BASICALLY A NO. WE WOULD LOVE TO GET THEM TO BOTH RESPOND. WHY NOT SENATOR CRUZ WALK THE STREETS OF CHICAGO WITH HER.>>EXCELLENT IDEA. GREAT COMMENT BY SUPERINTENDENT JOHNSON, TOO. EXCELLENT IDEA BUT HERE IS WHAT THEY SHOULD DO. THE TWO OF THEM SHOULD WALK THE NEIGHBORHOODS BUT THEY SHOULD HAVE AN EXPERT WITH THEM. AND THE EXPERT THAT THEY SHOULD HAVE WITH THEM TO EXPLAIN WHAT IS GOING ON IN THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS ARE A 20 OR 30-YEAR VETERAN POLICE OFFICER WHO HAS WORKED THAT NEIGHBORHOOD, WHO KNOWS THE GANGS, WHO KNOWS THE HISTORY OF THE GANGS, WHO KNOWS THE SHOOTINGS, AND CAN TELL YOU WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CASES OF THE ARRESTS AND THE INVESTIGATIONS THEY DID AS IT MOVED UP THE CHAIN THROUGH THE LEGAL — THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. THAT WAY I THINK THEY BOTH WOULD GET A VERY CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF THE UNIQUE WAYS IN WHICH CHICAGO DOES AND DOES NOT DEAL WITH CRIME. SO THEY MUST HAVE THAT EXPERT AND THAT EXPERT IS A CHICAGO POLICE OFFICER.>>Sandra: GOOD STUFF. A FEW SECONDS LEFT. HOW IS THE CITY DOING? YOU ARE COMING OFF A SUMMER OF MANY MORE VIOLENT WEEKENDS, MARTIN.>>WELL, YOU KNOW, YOU TALKED ABOUT CONSENSUS. THERE ARE TWO THINGS YOU HAVE TO WATCH. IN CHICAGO WE GET A LOT OF GUNS OFF THE STREET AND IT SHOWS THE POLICE ARE DOING THEIR JOB. BUT THE RESOLUTION RATES FOR THESE CASES ARE EXTRAORDINARILY LOW.

94 comments

  1. Chicago has always had a gang and gun problem. Since the days of Al Capone. The truth is they have a poverty and political corruption problem.

  2. These Leftist Democrats can't even control their Cities, why the hell would we let them control our Country??!! TRUMP2020🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  3. I'm all for gun rights and live just outside of the South Chicago area, where most of the killings happen. To think giving this area more access to guns is nonsensical.

  4. She is basically explaining why banning guns would never work. People would just smuggle them in from Mexico like they smuggle them from Indiana into Chicago.

  5. Chicago was giving people misdemeanor charges and probation for armed carjacking.

    Maybe they should actually punish gun crimes…

  6. Democrats absolutely can't debate on a civil level without shouting or tweeting insults and name calling 🤦‍♂️🙄

  7. Electing a black woman who wears a strapon definitely stopped the din’doos from committing crime at a disproportionate rate in Chicago.

  8. The prosecutor is doing her job. She was tasked by the democrat party to protect black criminals so they can prey on black victims so the democrat party can blame Donald trump. That’s her job.

  9. So the mayor, as all lefties do, blame others for her failing politics
    This is why u never vote for democrat communists

  10. Wow! Call me shocked! Did I just hear actual logic and common sense coming from the MSM???? Thanks for inviting guests who know something about the topic and discuss it logically!

  11. Cruz keeps making me more and more proud that I voted for him. Lightfoot is clearly thinking with emotion over logic. Trump2020!

  12. So 84% comes from Illinois? What's her point? Don't you love how they throw out a stat that undermines their argument, but because they know their cult following (very small but includes the MarxistDNCMedia) is so brainwashed they don't see it.

  13. Doesn't matter where the guns came from Chicago is a turkey shoot way too much. Just look at major Democratic controlled states/cities failures worst of all they failed their citizens.

  14. Wow I always thought Eddie Johnson was the problem, it seems apparent now that it's usually the mayor. Seems like Eddie Johnson is the only one with some common sense in Chicago at this point

  15. Do you know why Ted Cruz didn't want to go to your program because Fox news is turning left and in this interview your attacking Ted Cruz and defending the mayor of Chicago so now the excuse is the guns are coming from another state's great you have the toughest gun control in the country and Chicago is one of the highest stakes in crimes and killings with guns so stop making excuses and live the people alone the law abiding citizens are not the problem the problem is this liberals trying to take away the guns from responsibility people who just want to defend their self and their families so Fox news stop moving left because I'm one of your supporters and I'm getting tired of you attacking conservatives and defending the LGBTQ so if you lose me I'm pretty sure there are many like me who will stop watching Fox news we got a lot of alternative

  16. Chicago is Democrat paradise! Don't change a thing. Just keep doing the same things over and over, getting nowhere but deeper in debt.

  17. It's not guns wat do people not get its mental illness and people not caring about human life guns cant shoot someone without a finger on the trigger theres a reason no one ever tries to bring war in are country because we have the right to bear arms and I've never owned a gun used a gun

  18. All RED HATS are cowards. look at your leader. He ran away from serving his country, If you draft dodgers want guns then join the service

  19. thwe radical left and ignorant fools always blame the tool or the people for the problem not looking at their own corruption. its funny how we conservative also get blamed for all the of lefts short comings.

  20. All gun control laws do is give the govt more money. Paper work & licenses will cost you a lot more than you think the govt will make sure of that.

  21. those gus are coming from her favorite protected CARTELS from south of the border THANKS FAST & FURIOUS 👉DEMOCRATS

  22. All demonrats want to do is disarm us and have total authoritarin control over us.the founding fathers saw this coming thats why we have a 2nd amendment to shut them down

  23. Mayor Lightfoot we wouldn't want to highlight Chicago's black on black crime now would we? Simply doesn't fit the disgusting democratic narrative.

  24. What did all the laws do for drugs .You can only affect the price and then those who can't afford them , steal them .Laws are for law abiding citizens . GET TUFF ON CRIME .

  25. Chicago is a poverty issue. Along with poverty comes high crimes. You can’t compare crack crimes with a middle age white guy who snaps.

  26. Really? Texas has the least crime vomited in the United States and it’s one of the most armed people in the us.The problem with Chicago is that all these gangsters run the neighborhoods and has always been like this mainly because we can’t protect ourselves and all these corrupt politicians that have failed the people to make this city safe,completely agree with Cruz and she needs to put that word coward back at her face because she’s the only one not taking action.

  27. New Illinois gun laws take affect in 2020. It's off the charts crazy. If your kid goes to school and tells the teacher mommy and daddy had a argument. The school can red flag your home while your at work with no other evidence

  28. the "prosecutor" is the problem? smh. how about fixing the root cause. the Injustice system, centuries of slavery, Oklahoma bombing, you know things like that. wow. <racism on both sides>

  29. Are the out-of-staters pulling the triggers too, Lori? Did you know that common sense gun legislation is close to the last thing on a criminals mind, Lori? Did you know that few ignore existing law more frequently than liberal politicians, Lori? You can posture, Lori, as a caring, erudite, sophisticated, refined, morally superior individual….. there's little doubt who will lap it up.

  30. The mayor of Chicago has something to say about gun violence? Her city is one of the most violent in the country! Does she think HER criminals are getting them legally??? I’m sick of hearing about gun control when they drag illegal guns into it, it makes no sense. Stay out of Chicago Sen Cruz, you won’t come out alive!

  31. Fox news is always running defense. We don't need to weight the anti-gun argument on the same level as the second amendment. These statists want to take our freedom and they want to start with our ability to fend them off when they come for us.

  32. In Illinois as of 2020 if you get divorced and judge makes you go to marriage counseling. Poof. Your red flagged. They expanded the meaning of the word pataint to include anyone enrolled in a mental health program. Even with no violence

  33. That police chief should be the mayor..he's a hero! Oh wait, I'm supposda be racist what am I saying calling a black man a hero! I guess meb a racist would never think that. But I do. That man loves that city & his hands are tied by the greed & corruption that comes from low IQ'd people in positions of power! That guy should run for Mayor. I guess I'm not racist after all lol.

  34. Perfect reply by a Mayor that refuses to lay blame where the blame belongs. The guns no matter where they came from are not the problem , it is the bad people who have no morals and little respect for human life that are pulling the triggers, committing arson, stabbing, reckless driving… making Chicago a bad place to live. It is a social issue not guns. If it was a gun problem the whole country would be a dump like the "fine" city of Chicago.

  35. We will NEVER be able to stop people from killing each other if they really want to…the problem is social media, when I was young,we didn't know everything that was going on…now if the president takes a crap,someone is putting it out there and everybody has a comment…TO MUCH INFORMATION… people can't handle it…their little minds snap….it doesn't have anything to do with guns…..they have been been apart if our lives forever…you want to blame something….BLAME PEOPLE…….

  36. I feel sorry for the people that believe stricter firearm regulation will stop the human violence and i understand the thought pattern of people who have never fired a gun much less owned one BUT in my daily life ( AKA Real World ) walking out of Walmart or cutting though an alley from a parking garage to the Art Center there is the possibility of me being mugged and that will not fair well for the mugger !!! There may come a day when the Liberal Mind will cry " Please help , doesn't someone have a GUN " !!!!

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