Highland Park Mayor Rotering Says the Nation Is 'Enslaved to Guns,' Calls for Nationwide Ban

The disconnected and feckless responses of local leadership to the shootings in their cities over the July 4th weekend have been nothing short of abysmal. If you do a perusal of the cities that suffered violence this past weekend, you’ll find that the majority are run by Democrats.


Color me shocked.

My colleague Sister Toldjah wrote about the truly disgraceful and tone-deaf response by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney to a mass shooting in Philadelphia.

During a press conference, Kenney – after going on a rant about gun violence – essentially told a CBS Philly reporter in so many words “f*** it, I can’t wait to get out of here” because he could never stop worrying about what would happen next in the city that elected him:

“There’s not an event or a day where I don’t lay on my back and look at the ceiling and worry about stuff. So everything we have in the city over the last seven years, I worry about. I don’t enjoy Fourth of July, I don’t enjoy the Democratic National Convention. I didn’t enjoy the NFL draft. I’m waiting for something bad to happen all the time. So I’ll be happy when I’m not here, when I’m not mayor and I can enjoy some stuff.”

When he was asked to confirm that he was “looking forward to not being mayor,” Kenney responded with a smile and said “yeah.”

He’s a Democrat, of course.

Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering is no better. Instead of updating the national press about the ongoing investigation into shooter, Robert “Bobby” Crimo, and the state of the survivors, Rotering is pushing the gun control narrative, complaining to NBC’s Meet the Press NOW that this nation has not done enough to stop gun violence.

“People need to recognize these guns are absolutely meant to destroy human life. And again, I question national leadership’s decision to allow these to continue to be in the United States.”


It’s as if Rotering thinks Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer can just wave a magic wand and make them all go away. Rotering acts like there is no such thing as the Constitution and the Second Amendment, let alone human agency and free will. Not to mention those pesky Supreme Court decisions from Heller to Bruen which continue to uphold that the right to bear arms shall not be infringed.

The founders failed to include a mass shooter clause, much to the Democrats’ chagrin.

At least Rotering admits that Illinois and Highland Park already had gun control measures in place before the July 4th shooting occurred.

As much good as it did them.

“We banned assault weapons in 2013 and we managed to survive litigation from the NRA all the way to the United States Supreme Court. I would love to see a statewide ban. But let’s be honest, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin are very close by, people travel interstate all the time. It need to be a national effort. There needs to be a desire on the part of our leadership to stop the carnage.”

Riddle me this: Why didn’t this assault weapons ban prevent this mass shooting? Why, with all the restrictions on obtaining firearms in Illinois, was Bobby Crimo able to buy several firearms, even with a verifiable history that he was a disturbed young man?

These are questions Rotering refuses to answer.

But yeah, banning all the guns will totally prevent the next shooting.


“Who’s responsible, we all are, friends are, family members are, but at the end of the day let’s talk about the fact that in other nations around this world there are people who post crazy videos, who have anger issues, who are mentally ill, and they aren’t going out and committing mass carnage because they don’t have access to weapons of war.”

When did a semi-automatic rifle become a weapon of war? The propaganda and incendiary terms are totally ridiculous.

“So to me, it’s a multi pronged issue. And I think at the end of the day we need to talk about why we as a nation who theoretically we’re celebrating freedom yesterday are as Emily said, now enslaved to guns. This is an absolute tragedy that came into our town.”

Enslaved to guns? Rotering truly believes that law-abiding citizens have no right to self-defense, no common sense when it comes to using firearms, and that we need to be freed from our enslavement. Why does it always have to be about victimhood with this bunch?

The tragedy is that instead of being a leader and walking her city through grief and healing, Rotering instead preaches the gospel of nationwide gun bans and adopts the rallying cry of “DO SOMETHING!” Apparently, the so-called bipartisan gun violence bill that was shoved through Congress a few weeks ago just wasn’t enough.

The final kicker: Rotering complains that she was equipped with guidelines on how to handle a mass shooting. You would think she’d be grateful for a document that prepares her for all contingencies. But, nah.


“I’ve heard from several of those mayors. We are at our wits’ end. There is a handbook that is sent to mayors, for them to know what to do after a mass shooting. It’s 198 pages long. And I got calls from several mayors yesterday who said we understand what you’re going through. Here’s the book on now what to do next. That’s unbelievable. We are the United States of America and we have a handbook on what to do following a mass shooting in your community.”

It’s a revelatory interview on the mindset and mentality of staying in lockstep with a party agenda, doubling down on what you know are failed policies, along with an insistence on getting your own way.



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