A Chicago area pastor has taken an unusual — and maybe absurd — approach towards stopping gun violence in his city. He’s taking Chicago’s suburbs to court.
Father Michael Pfleger* in his suit claims “the victims of these crimes in which the guns from these stores are used are overwhelmingly African American. The continued use of lax methods in licensing their dealers has a racially disparate and terrible effect on the communities in which plaintiffs and the members of the plaintiff organization live and has the effect of discriminating against plaintiffs because of race.”
In other words, according to Pfleger, Chicago suburbs with gun stores are racist because people buy guns there and then commit acts of violence with them in Chicago.
Imagine that! An Obama associate using the shrill cry of racism along with a little class warfare and the court system to try and regulate guns.
* Obama was involved with Pfleger during the 1990s while beginning his political career in Chicago. His relationship with Pfleger was revealed along with his ties to Rev Wright and Trinity United.