A federal judge in Milwaukee could make a decision in the coming weeks on a bid to dismiss a lawsuit filed against an online marketplace accused of facilitating the sale of the gun used in the 2018 killing of Chicago police Cmdr. Paul Bauer.
The organization Brady: United Against Gun Violence in February filed a lawsuit on behalf of Bauer’s family against Armslist, a website that connects buyers and sellers of firearms and advertises their weapons for sale. The lawsuit alleges Armslist created a forum that allowed its users to bypass background checks and other restrictions that could potentially make it easier for felons or others prohibited from owning guns to possess them.
On Oct. 29, the day after a Cook County judge sentenced Bauer’s convicted killer Shomari Legghette to life in prison, arguments were heard in federal court in Wisconsin on Armslist’s motion to dismiss the suit on grounds