The state Supreme Court just tossed Cook County’s “violence tax” (which did not actually direct the money “to any fund or program specifically related to curbing the cost of gun violence on firearms and ammunition”).
While the taxes do not directly burden a law-abiding citizen’s right to use a firearm for self-defense, they do directly burden a law-abiding citizen’s right to acquire a firearm and the necessary ammunition for self-defense.
That’s a no-brainer, obviously. But I’m astonished that they were honest enough to admit it.
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