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IL: Illinois Supreme Court strikes down Cook County tax on guns as unconstitutional
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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“The majority’s analysis is problematic because it leaves space for a municipality to enact a future tax — singling out guns and ammunition sales — that is more narrowly tailored to the purpose of ameliorating gun violence,” Michael Burke wrote.

He argued the majority opinion is leading the county “down a road of futility,” citing Article 1, Section 22 of the state constitution, which reads: “Subject only to the police power, the right of the individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
 

Comment by: repealfederalgunlaws (10/22/2021)
Only took EIGHT YEARS to get a correct ruling and they didn't use strict scrutiny which forbids taxation of this right in Illinois, and who knows if people get their illegally taxed money back. Crook county will just redo this tax and direct the stolen money to some absurd "anti gun violence" (anti gun) waste. We're so screwed because judges won't protect our rights and only delay. They're doing that with the illegal shot mandates.
 

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