Illinois Supreme Court Decides to Hear Second NRA-Backed Case

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The Illinois Supreme Court decided to hear an NRA-ILA-backed case challenging the city of Deerfield’s so-called “assault weapon” ban. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The Illinois Supreme Court decided to hear an NRA-ILA-backed case challenging the city of Deerfield’s so-called “assault weapon” ban under the state’s preemption statute. This is the second NRA-ILA backed case that the court has decided to hear in recent times.

When Illinois adopted its preemption statute, it gave localities a limited timeframe wherein they could pass gun-control ordinances. Deerfield passed its so-called assault weapon ban outside of that timeframe. It argued that because it already had some gun-control ordinances passed within the timeframe, its new ban was just an amendment of the ordinances that were grandfathered in. The court of appeals sided with them.

Last fall, the Illinois Supreme Court decided to take another case challenging Cook County’s imposition of a supplemental tax on the purchase of firearms and ammunition. The county imposed a $25 tax on the sale of firearms and a $.05 and $.01 tax per cartridge of center and rimfire ammunition respectively. Despite these taxes singling out and penalizing constitutionally protected conduct, the court of appeals upheld them.

It’s a good sign that the Illinois Supreme Court decided to hear both of these cases. The Court has issued a number of favorable gun-rights rulings in recent years. And the common wisdom is that the Court would not have taken the cases unless it was going to reverse the court of appeals: if the Court supported the lower courts’ rulings, it would have let them stand.

The cases are called Guns Save Life, Inc. v. Village of Deerfield and Guns Save Life, Inc. v. Ali.

Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org for future updates on this and all of ILA’s efforts to defend your constitutional rights. 


About NRA-ILA:

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess, and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

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Quickdraw
Quickdraw
12 days ago

Is there any interest among Illinois residents, to elect a candidate to the State Legislature, whose platform centers around the removal of Illinois “Melting Point law”?
I believe it is unreasonable to keep inexpensive firearms from Illinois residents when 49 other States have no issues with the matter. Have an opinion? Let me know.

Chev
Chev
12 days ago

If these jurisdictions want to screw firearms owners, take your business elsewhere.

Finnky
Finnky
12 days ago
Reply to  Chev

If the powers that be suddenly decide to take away your rights, do you surrender without a fight, retreat (run away) to another location, or do you stand and fight for your home AND your rights? While we’ve only had our family home ~25 years – we raised our kids here and expect to have grandchildren here. This is our home and we are attached to it. Even if we were not, it is a matter of principle. I will not allow any power-hungry megalomaniac politicians run us off! I applaud those dearfield residents who are standing firm and fighting… Read more »

RJL
RJL
12 days ago

Read more: https://www.ammoland.com/2019/03/ill-judge-strikes-gun-ban-in-chicago-suburb-gun-group-declares-victory/
Ill. Judge Strikes Gun Ban in Chicago Suburb; Gun Group Declares Victory

Markeb2800
Markeb2800
13 days ago

This is good news for those of us living behind enemy lines in Illinois. The courts are our only hope. Our ruling class hates The Constitution. Sadly, we’re screwed if this makes it to SCOTUS. The Roberts court also hate The Constitution.