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Good news in Illinois... guns and ammo taxes are Unconstitutional...Murdock v Pennsylvania already dealt with this, but still good news.

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Any tax on guns or ammo is a violation of the Constitution.....since taxation is the simplest form of restricting a Right...which is why Poll Taxes to vote were found unConstitutional, and why taxes for the exercise of a Right was found UnConstitutional in Murdock V Pennsylvania...

State Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis wrote that the taxes violate the constitution‚Äôs uniformity clause and ‚Äúimpose a burden on the exercise of a fundamental right protected by the second amendment.‚ÄĚ
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Two Cook County taxes targeting firearms and ammunition are in jeopardy after the Illinois Supreme Court found they violate the state constitution.


In a 6-0 decision, Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis wrote in an opinion filed Thursday the county‚Äôs firearm and ammunition tax ordinances violate the constitution‚Äôs uniformity clause, and the taxes ‚Äúimpose a burden on the exercise of a fundamental right protected by the second amendment.‚ÄĚ



From Murdock v Pennsylvania, from the U.S. Supreme Court...

5. The flat license tax here involved restrains in advance the Constitutional liberties of press and religion, and inevitably tends to suppress their exercise. P. 319 U. S. 114.

4. A State may not impose a charge for the enjoyment of a right granted by the Federal Constitution. P. 319 U. S. 113.

 

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Any tax on guns or ammo is a violation of the Constitution.....since taxation is the simplest form of restricting a Right...which is why Poll Taxes to vote were found unConstitutional, and why taxes for the exercise of a Right was found UnConstitutional in Murdock V Pennsylvania...

State Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis wrote that the taxes violate the constitution‚Äôs uniformity clause and ‚Äúimpose a burden on the exercise of a fundamental right protected by the second amendment.‚ÄĚ
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Two Cook County taxes targeting firearms and ammunition are in jeopardy after the Illinois Supreme Court found they violate the state constitution.

In a 6-0 decision, Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis wrote in an opinion filed Thursday the county’s firearm and ammunition tax ordinances violate the constitution’s uniformity clause, and the taxes
‚Äúimpose a burden on the exercise of a fundamental right protected by the second amendment.‚ÄĚ




From Murdock v Pennsylvania, from the U.S. Supreme Court...

5. The flat license tax here involved restrains in advance the Constitutional liberties of press and religion, and inevitably tends to suppress their exercise. P. 319 U. S. 114.

4. A State may not impose a charge for the enjoyment of a right granted by the Federal Constitution. P. 319 U. S. 113.


The taxes are unconstitutional because they are specifically aimed at firearms and ammunition.

The state can impose sales taxes on firearms and ammunition, as anyother goods or services, as long as they are not imposed in such away to solely target that specific good or service. If you go to any pro gun state, and buy a new gun at a gun store, you will pay taxes on that gun, just like you will a bag of chips at the same store.

Reading a book is also a protected Constitutional right, but you pay sales tax on a book purchased at the local book store.

Your thread s misleading.
 

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