Chicago has a new mayor who just took power from failed previous mayor Lefty Lori Lightfoot… and Braggin Brandon Johnson is proving to have no better of an idea on how to stop the weekly bloodshed than Lightfoot. In fact, it seems like it just got worse.
Over the first weekend in June (June 2 through 4), Mayor Johnson’s Bloody City racked up 50 shootings and ten murders. This is a tad worse than Lightfoot’s common 30 to 45 shootings. But not a whole lot worse. But the point is, it is no better (and in fact a tiny bit worse) than it was despite his proclamations that his new yellow-jacketed “peacekeepers” that he is fanning out across the city as a replacement for those darned ol’ racist police would stop crime.
Brandon bragged last month that his so-called “peacekeepers” would help “resolve” people’s arguments and prevent violence from rising. But, Memorial Day weekend didn’t see any fall in the crime rates.
And this past weekend, CWB Chicago was reporting that one video showed gang members using semi-automatic guns they had illegally altered with rapid fire switches.
The video, provided to CWBChicago by a source, shows four people walking across a vacant lot in the 4200 block of South Wells around 8:20 p.m. on June 1.
As they near the Wells Street side of the lot, a minivan rolls down the street. They duck behind a shrub, then rush onto the sidewalk and begin firing up Wells Street at a crowd standing off-screen.
According to the video, which does not show anyone being injured, at least two of the gunmen’s weapons fired automatically, machine gun-style. The other two offenders also fired shots up the street.
The offenders whose guns generated automatic fire were likely using handguns equipped with “Glock switches,” illegal after-market devices that enable semi-automatic pistols to fire more than one round with a single trigger pull. The devices are prohibited under state and federal laws.
Gunmen with switch-enabled weapons often equip their handguns with extended magazines, including drum magazines capable of holding 50 rounds.
This YouTube video shows a federal agent firing a switch-equipped handgun on a shooting range:
— CWBChicago (@CWBChicago) June 3, 2023