NRA Victory in Illinois Supreme Court

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The NRA celebrates a victory in the recent Illinois Supreme Court Case. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -( The National Rifle Association applauds the Illinois Supreme Court today for rejecting Cook County’s tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition. The NRA-backed case, known as Guns Save Life, Inc. v. Ali, was won with a unanimous 6-0 decision.

“Today’s ruling by the Illinois Supreme Court relieves the law-abiding residents of Cook County from unlawful firearm and ammunition taxation,” said Jason Ouimet, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. “In a 6-0 decision, the court made clear that taxing firearms and ammunition simply to raise money for the county’s general fund is unconstitutional.  While today’s ruling is undoubtedly a win, NRA will continue to fight against onerous taxes on firearms and ammunition in Cook County and throughout the country.”

Last fall, the Illinois Supreme Court decided to review Cook County’s tax on the purchase of firearms and ammunition. The county had 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, they were recently upheld by the court of appeals.

Cook County is one of several jurisdictions throughout the country that has tried to deny law-abiding gun owners the right to keep and bear arms by imposing additional burdensome fees. As one justice warned, further attempts by Cook County to impose such a tax would violate the Illinois constitution and its provision that “plainly states that the right of the individual to keep and bear arms is subject only to the police power, not the power to tax… Thus, the majority is leading the County down a road of futility.”

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:

National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

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donfranko (@donfranko)
27 days ago

Never telegraph your punches.

Let’s Go BRANDON !

ExGob (@towline56)
1 month ago

Regardless of who is to blame for this illegal and unconstitutional tax attempt, the Illinois Supreme Court is to be commended for recognizing it for what it was and taking appropriate action to kill it. Well done, ISC!

TStheDeplorable (@tvsteinke)
1 month ago

I bet the NRA did no more than file an amicus brief. Some other group did the heavy lifting, but here is the NRA to take credit. Wayne needs a new suit.

SGT_Wombat (@wbielins)
1 month ago

So can I get a refund?
Oh wait, I bought all my guns and ammo OUTSIDE of Cook County.

Beowulf (@renfro)
1 month ago

Time to get rid of the unconstitutional FOID card.

CaptainKerosene (@jim_macklin)
1 month ago

In 1968 and 1938 the NRA. probably did the best that was possible under the pressure of Capone, JFK & MLK and RFK murders.
Before the other gun groups the NRA stood alone.
Recent financial and slanted media cover is intended to destroy the NRA.

2gats (@2-gats)
1 month ago

Wayne and his toadies destroyed the nra. The “financial and slanted media” could NEVER do the damage that wayne and the rubber stamp board did to the organization and the fight for 2A

Stag (@eriggle83)
1 month ago

That backstabbing organization needs to be destroyed.

2gats (@2-gats)
1 month ago

Who did the actual work negotiating rights away (nra) is taking credit for??

Norm (@nglitz)
1 month ago
Reply to  2gats

The government.

2gats (@2-gats)
1 month ago
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hippybiker (@hippy-biker)
1 month ago

I moved to Florida over 11 years ago to escape the Bull Scat in Illinois! Now, in my morning paper is an article about Gun control in Florida and how some Assistant AG from that Scat Hole is sticking big nose in our affairs!

swmft (@swmft)
1 month ago
Reply to  hippybiker

target practice may soon be needed

Oldman (@crazyphone)
1 month ago
Reply to  swmft

Practice? Practiced up. Time for the real deal, IMO.