Rev. Michael Pleger, a well-known anti-gun activist, has filed suit against three Chicago suburbs. CBS Chicago reports:
Rev. Michael Pfleger has taken his battle against illegal guns to court. He has sued three suburbs, claiming they haven’t kept a close enough eye on gun shops.
Riverdale, Lincolnwood, and Lyons are home to three gun shops which Pfleger and other activists claim are responsible for selling a huge number of guns used in crimes on Chicago’s streets. They recently put that number at 2,500 in a five-year span.
Riverdale is home to Chuck’s Gun Shop, which has been the site of protests for years, because gun control activist claim its owners don’t do enough to prevent guns from ending up in the hands of criminals. Pfleger and other activists also claim Midwest Sporting Goods in west suburban Lyons has been looking the other way when it comes to handgun sales. Shore Galleries in Lincolnwood also is under fire.
….The gun shops themselves are not named as defendants in the lawsuit.
As ABC 7 News reports:
The suit also claims nearly 20 percent of guns recovered from crime scenes in Chicago are purchased at gun shops in those three villages.
You can read the full story at CBS Chicago News.