Six years after the state Supreme Court dismissed his $433 million lawsuit against the gun industry, Mayor Daley today called for a change of venue — to the World Court normally reserved for disputes between nations and crimes against humanity.
Daley’s 1998 lawsuit accused the gun industry of creating a public nuisance by using irresponsible suburban gun shops to flood the city with guns that traffickers supplied to criminals. In 2004, the state Supreme Court refused to create, what it called “an entirely new species of public nuisance liability.”
Wrapping up the sixth annual Richard J. Daley Global Cities Forum, Daley convinced more than a dozen of his moron counterparts from around the world to approve a resolution urging “redress against the gun industry through the courts of the world” in The Hague.
Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard Casauban noted that the Mexican government is waging a brutal war against drug cartels that get “85 percent” of their weapons from the United States. We all know that is a lie! See https://onemansthoughts.wordpress.com/2010/02/20/only-a-small-fraction-of-guns-in-mexico-come-from-u-s/
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter acknowledged that using the World Court is a long-shot. But, he said “you never know until you try.”