KCMO sues gun manufacturers, dealers, and alleged traffickers for contributing to local gun violence. Kansas City, Mo is the first in the U.S. to file a lawsuit against the gun industry in more than 10 Years
During the press conference with Everytown Law, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas announced that the City (KCMO) has filed a public nuisance lawsuit against Jimenez Arms, Inc., a Nevada gun manufacturer, multiple current or former Kansas City-area licensed firearms dealers, an alleged gun trafficker, and an alleged straw purchaser over the trafficking of handguns into the Kansas City area. The City is represented by attorneys from Everytown Law, the litigation arm of Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Williams Dirks Dameron LLC of Kansas City, Missouri, and the City Attorney’s office.
The first city to file a lawsuit against the gun industry in more than 10 years, the City alleges in the suit that gun trafficking has created a public nuisance by contributing to the violent crime epidemic in Kansas City. The City seeks reimbursement for the costs of dealing with violent crime traceable to the trafficking ring and seeks an order requiring the defendants to recover firearms that are still in circulation.
View the #KCMO #NewsRelease: https://www.kcmo.gov/Home/Components/News/News/206/16