Oak Brook Murder Sparks Gun-Control Lawsuit

The Brady Center plans to sue a website that showed a gun that was purchased nad later used in the murder of a woman in Oak Brook in 2011, according to officials.

A national gun-control organization plans to sue a website that advertises firearms, including the .40-caliber Smith & Wesson used in the murder of a woman in Oak Brook in 2011, The Doings Western Springs reports.

According to the paper, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence is preparing a lawsuit against armslist.com on behalf of the family of Jitka Vesel, saying that the website facilitates illegal gun sales. Vesel was killed on April 13, 2011; her former boyfriend Dmitry Smimov is serving a life sentence for the killing, the paper said.

“It makes me angry that some murderous guy could go buy a gun on the Internet,” Vesel's brother Alex Vasely told the paper. "“To prevent a further tragedy like that, I will do whatever it takes."

Read the full story on the Doings Western Springs website.

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