Two mothers who lost their sons to gun violence filed an unusual lawsuit in Chicago claiming their civil rights have been violated by three suburban governments they say do not adequately regulate gun shops near the Chicago border.
Attorney Steven Elrod, who is representing one of the villages, said the case has "very little legal merit."
“Unique is an understatement as a characterization of this complaint,” Mr. Elrod said. By demanding that the court ask the villages to impose additional regulations, he argues, the suit crosses “the line of separation of powers” between the judicial and legislative branches of government.
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