Chicago Mayor Now Blames 'Guns From Other States to be the problem
Lightfoot - who just admonished Chicago police for asking Trump to help 'bring back civility' to the Windy City - has received pushback from community leaders and experts - such as Cure Violence CEO Gary Slutkin, who told TIME that the police "might be able to reduce the flow [of illegal weapons] slightly or temporarily by collecting guns off the streets, but there is no demonstration of it being truly effective."
So, the mayor of one of the country's most violent cities is now blaming guns for said violence, and won't allow federal officials into the city to keep the peace.
"We can't just allow anyone to come into Chicago, play police in our streets, in our neighborhoods, when they don't know the first thing about our city. That's a recipe for disaster. And that's what you're seeing playing out in Portland on a nightly basis," Lightfoot told CNN.
It's always somebody else's fault, and help is not wanted.