Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wortham family sues seller of gun used in killing

The Chicago Tribune reports that the family of Officer Thomas Wortham IV is now suing the gun shop that sold the weapon used in the slaying of their family member.

The gun was sold to a straw purchaser, who in turn sold it to a trafficker who sold it to the gang members. The purchaser and the trafficker have already been convicted, but also named in the lawsuit.

Here's the video from WGN news:

Many in our community would actually like to see "law abiding citizens" be able to carry a gun.  But what do they say about these straw purchases, where the gun IS sold to a "law abiding citizen" but then goes to a criminal.

Are the Worthams right in their pursuit of justice?

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