Several mothers of young men killed by gun violence in Chicago are named as plaintiffs in a lawsuit against three suburban Chicago communities: Lyons, Riverdale, and Lincolnwood. The women, along with the Coalition for Safe Chicago Communities and antiviolence activists like the Father Michael Pfleger and the Rev. Robin Hood, are targeting those three villages because gun shops in each village (along with a fourth shop in Indiana) together make up 20 percent of the guns recovered at Chicago crime scenes. Attorneys who filed the suit Tuesday morning explain that those towns have lax or insufficient methods of licensing and regulating their gun dealers, and are therefore disproportionately impacting poor and minority communities in Chicago.

By Brandis Friedman | July 7, 2015 12:00 pm