Chicago mayor lashes out against Ted Cruz regarding gun violence in the city

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CHICAGO, Ill. (WLS/ABC) — A violent Labor Day weekend in Chicago has left seven people killed and another 34 wounded.

The shootings occurred as Chicago police increased patrols during the holiday weekend.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot lashed out against Texas Senator Ted Cruz after his tweet about violence in Chicago over Labor Day weekend.

The Republican Cruz said, “Gun control doesn’t work. Look at Chicago. Disarming law-abiding citizens isn’t the answer.”

Mayor Lightfoot fired back, tweeting “60% of illegal firearms recovered in Chicago come from outside Illinois-mostly from states dominated by coward Republicans like you who refuse to enact commonsense gun legislation. Keep our name out of your mouth.”

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