CHICAGO A federal judge is allowing victims of Chicagos gun violence to proceed with a lawsuit against the state of Illinois that seeks tighter regulation of gun sales.
The lawsuit was filed last year on behalf of children who suffered trauma from shootings in their Austin neighborhood, one of five predominantly African American neighborhoods in Chicago that have experienced concentrated levels of violence, according to the plaintiffs lawyers.
The state asked that the lawsuit be dismissed. But on Monday U.S. District Court Judge Joan Gottschall issued a 34-page detailed decision denying the motion and allowing arguments to be heard on the unique lawsuit, which argues that Illinois is violating both the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Civil Rights Act by not doing more to reduce gun trafficking.
Judge allows lawsuit to move forward allowing victims/families to sue the state over “gun violence”
Posted 02 October 2019 - 07:02 AM
Posted 02 October 2019 - 07:21 AM
Duplicate. Let’s keep it all together.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. - George Orwell
A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again.