More Dumb Lawsuits

Rev. Michael “Snuffy” Pfleger has a problem. He can’t sue gun shops anymore, because they are immune from frivolous lawsuits under PLCAA, and he can’t sue the state or federal government, because they have sovereign immunity. So what’s a radical gun hating Catholic priest to do? Well, sue the town the gun shops are in, of course, under the theory they aren’t keeping a close enough eye on what’s going on in their towns. Our opponents have done very well in the courts, largely because the legal establishment doesn’t think too much of the Second Amendment. I can’t think of any better way of helping change that than by repeated filing of frivolous lawsuits that simple waste the generally very limited time of judges and the court system.

9 Responses to “More Dumb Lawsuits”

  1. Ian Argent says:

    They don’t have anything better to do. They’ve lost the popular consensus, they’ve lost the majority of the state legislatures. Their last hope is the judiciary.

  2. Ian Argent says:

    And now that I’ve read the article – wow, they can’t even get IL municipal governments to vote to put in place those restrictions? Sic transit gloria mundi, gun control.

    • The Jack says:

      When the Illinois state legislature passed CCW was there not state-preemption that was passed with it?

      If so would that preemption preclude said municipalities from acting?

      • Thirdpower says:

        For handguns. They’re still trying to play games w/ EBR’s and anything else they think they can get away w/. Look at Ezell v Chicago and the slew of others.

      • Ian Argent says:

        Depends on what they pre-empted. Were regulations on vendors pre-empted?

  3. RAH says:

    I doubt the courts will look positively on this endeavor. Towns are not responsible either for criminals behavior.

  4. Archer says:

    So much fail there….

    This one in particular stood out, though:

    “We have recommended the Chicago Police place an officer at the gun store to monitor gun sales, but they have repeatedly declined that recommendation,” the statement said.

    Yeah, because the Chicago police don’t have anything better to do, like … oh, I don’t know … catch the people who commit 500+ murders every year, or write tickets to the drivers who run red lights and plow through crosswalks.

    • Amiable Dorsai says:

      I don’t believe there are any Chicago gun stores, the law is still too hard to comply with. The ‘burbs probably wouldn’t be very happy with Chicago cops showing up and trying to exert authority beyond their jurisdiction.

      Even assuming we could actually afford such a thing. And assuming the cops in question knew more about gun laws than the employees of the store. Good luck with that.

  5. Amiable Dorsai says:

    Can’t say anything about the other shops, but I’ve done business at Shore Galleries in Lincolnwood. They were punctilious about doing everything to the letter of the law, as they should be. The lawsuit is nonsense.


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