Chicago Politicians Again Forced Taxpayers to Reimburse NRA for Legal Fees

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Chicago Politicians Again Forced Taxpayers to Reimburse NRA for Legal Fees
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Charlotte, NC –-(Ammoland.com)-  For the second time in as many years, Chicago taxpayers will be forced to foot the bill for their politicians’ insistence on pursuing unconstitutional gun control. In early July, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ordered Chicago to pay $940,000 to the NRA.

The order stems from an NRA victory in the lawsuit Illinois Association of Firearms Retailers v. Chicago. Back in January, Judge Edmond E. Chang of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois invalidated Chicago’s complete ban on firearm sales in the city.

Chang wrote that “Chicago’s ordinance goes too far in outright banning legal buyers and legal dealers from engaging in lawful acquisitions and lawful sales of firearms.”

Under federal law, in certain circumstances, the prevailing party in civil rights cases is to be reimbursed for the costs of the litigation, a provision which in this case applied to NRA.

Unfortunately, Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and the Chicago City Council have flouted Judge Chang’s ruling, circumventing it with an ordinance enacting onerous rules on potential firearms dealers operating within the city. The ordinance imposes numerous burdens on would-be store owners, including severe zoning restrictions, extensive paperwork requirements, handgun rationing, waiting periods, and a mandate to video-record every sale.

These new restrictions will no doubt lead to further legal wrangling. In a city that experiences a notorious amount of crime, providing additional funds to law enforcement, rather than to quixotic legal battles to curb the rights of residents, would surely be a better investment.

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    Dr. Strangelove

    Too bad I moved to Iowa and can’t help pay for it with my tax money. Bwahahahaha! I’d rather give my money directly to the NRA than filter it through the crooked Chicago machine.

    james
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    james

    The mayor is so arrogant, just watch him in his press conferences, ‘already answered’. so rude.

    Bob Shell
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    Bob Shell

    It is asking too much but it would be nice if the crooks that run Chicago were voted out & put in jail. That city has been a cesspool since the days of Capone. Wake up folks of Chicago

    THX-1138
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    THX-1138

    I can’t figure out if this qualifies as “Racketeering” or a “Ponzi Scheme”?

    dave
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    dave

    Don’t feel too sad for most of the taxpayers in Chicago, they’re the same idiots that voted for the mayor.

    Eric
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    Eric

    Sad that the taxpayers foot the bill of a controlling socialist mayor , who has no respect of the Constitution.

    Doug
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    Doug

    It should not be the tax payers but the Mayor who foots the bill. Only then will these people “think” before they act on something unconstitutional.