Deflecting Blame: GLOCK Suit Another Example of Chicago Refusing to Address Its Real Problems

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Yesterday’s lawsuit filed by the city of Chicago, backed by the Everytown for Gun Safety gun control operation, is an example of the continuing refusal of the political “leadership” in the city to take accountability for their own failures and it’s disgusting. It’s always someone else’s fault, never theirs. Chicago used to blame guns coming in from other states. This time, it’s apparently GLOCK’s fault, because their 40-year-old design is being illegally modified.

Yeah, sure, that’s the problem in Chicago. GLOCK switches. That’s why Cook County, with 41% of Illinois’s population, had 71% of the State’s homicides in 2022. I guess those GLOCK switches stop working in the many counties in the state where violent crime is a rarity.

Did GLOCK force Chicago schools be as bad as they are? The city recently bragged about its improved graduation rates, but that probably is more a result of them lowering standards than actual improvement, given the city’s SAT scores among 11th graders are far below statewide and national averages.

If Chicago were its own state, its combined average SAT scores would be about 915. Only New Mexico does worse than that. Chicago students score slightly worse than students in West Virginia, a state overwhelmed by poverty. As a recent policy paper explained, “In Chicago in 2022, nearly 80% of 11th graders failed to meet grade level standards in reading and math.” The state as a whole isn’t doing too well on that measure, with 70% failing to meet standards, but a lot of that is probably Chicago skewing the state failure rate given it is 41% of the population.

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Is it GLOCKs fault that 8 out of 10 black kids in Chicago are born into fatherless homes? For white kids, it’s 1 in 10. That’s the whole ballgame, folks. And as a new father, that factoid enrages me the most. Lots of racists like to make shitty arguments about black people, when the reality is a lot of these kids never had a chance because their fathers are deadbeats who abandoned them.

If I grew up in that environment, I’d probably have turned out a lot different, too. I don’t understand how someone can so coldly abandon their own child like that, but in Chicago and several other cities, having two parents raising you is the exception rather than the rule.

Did GLOCK make Chicago residents continue to elect the same failed leadership, decade after decade? The last time Chicago had a Republican mayor was in 1931. If you know someone who claims to remember a Republican mayor of Chicago, be sure to to get them something for their 100th birthday.

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And you know what’s really crazy? Chicago isn’t even the worst offender in crime, education, etc. Other cities like Baltimore, Memphis, New Orleans, and St. Louis are far worse and elect the exactly the same sort of leadership. At least Chicago has some semblance of an economy and much of the city is relatively safe, a claim that many other cities can’t make to anywhere close to the same degree.

GLOCK switches aren’t the problem in Chicago. Guns in general aren’t the problem either. The city’s political regime is. And they have no reason to make real changes because they keep getting reelected, time and time again.


Konstadinos Moros is an Associate Attorney with Michel & Associates, a law firm in Long Beach that regularly represents the California Rifle & Pistol Association (CRPA) in its litigation efforts to restore the Second Amendment in California. You can find him on his Twitter handle @MorosKostas. To donate to CRPA or become a member, visit

This post was adapted by SNW from tweets posted by Konstadinos Moros.

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