A picture of TulAmmo and an FN 509 Magazine / Photo by Jack Shepherd

The Illinois Supreme Court has declared Cook County’s tax on firearms and ammunition to be violating state law; this striking down of the controversial tax has already led to a major uptick in sales. 

The initial tax was implemented as a way to prevent Cook County residents from buying guns. The tax implemented by the county was a $25 tax on every gun sold and a new tax on every individual round sold in the state.

This worked wonders for the state’s gun grabbers who were hoping this government-mandated price hike would cripple gun sales, it certainly did just that. Now that it’s been repealed though, residents of the county are making up for lost time and buying guns in mass. 

Cam Edwards at Bearing Arms recently sat down with Dan Eldridge, the owner of Maxon Shooter’s Supplies, to talk about the recent boom in sales. 

According to Eldridge, many residents of Cook County were simply hoping over county lines to avoid paying the egregious tax on their civil rights. Eldridge certainly seemed happy to see this uptick in sales and even opted to bring in more customers with a massive sale on his inventory as a way of celebrating the striking down of this tax. 

Despite the Illinois Supreme Court striking down the tax, Eldridge believes that the Democrats in Cook County will try again. Eldridge thinks that the county board of supervisors will try and tweak the language of the legislation to put the tax back into place.

 

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Robert Taylor (DAV)
Robert Taylor (DAV)
1 month ago

The fact that any law is taken as legal when it tramples a freedom set directly in our Constitution indicates that you also accept as fact the government has the authority to actually enforce the illegal law. We need to demand that Congress (Federal and State) pass laws that the wording of any bill must first be passed as Constitutionally acceptable before it can be imposed on the people. Remember the words used in our Constitution were written as “unambiguous” thus all persons would arrive at the same definition of the word. As an example of my thoughts ask why the Courts/Attorneys all had to have a separate law dictionary from that used in normal schools?

Stephen Weiss
13 days ago

The State of Illinois charges any and everyone $10 to allow the exercise of their 2nd amendment rights, via the necessity to have a FOID ( Firearms Owners Identification) card….where that money goes is anybody’s guess. It certainly has done nothing to reduce shootings and murders in Chicago, and never will as long as they have a no bail, and revolving door justice system. All it does is sanction law abiding firearms owners and charge them for a Constitutionally guaranteed right. The ONLY State in America that does that….and NO ONE can make the argument that it helps stop crime.

FJB
FJB
7 days ago
Reply to  Stephen Weiss

They plan to or have just increased the price four fold. It was $10.00 for ten years, now it is $20.00 for five years.

volts76
6 days ago
Reply to  Stephen Weiss

I’ve watched gun control passed for 50 years and NONE of it is designed to stop crime! It is designed to disarm the law abiding!!! This current bill H.R.1091 passed in the house and going to the Senate for a vote, allows fingerprinting in order to get a future F.O.I.D. card! TOTALLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL just like the F.O.I.D. card and therefore ILLEGAL not only under the U.S. Constitution, but also under U.S. law, specifically the “Sixteenth American Jurisprudence, Second Edition, Section 177, Second Late Edition, Section 256” An Excerpt: “The general rule is that an Unconstitutional statute though having the form and name of law, is in reality no law, but is wholly void, and ineffective for any purpose; since unconstitutionality dates from the time of it’s enactment, and not merely from the date of the decision so branding it. An unconstitutional law, in legal contemplation, is as inoperative as if it had never been passed. Such a statute leaves the question that it purports to settle just as it would be had the statute not been enacted.” CALL YOUR STATE Senator and tell them to vote NO on H.R.1091 !!!

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
1 month ago

Communists never give up on transferring revenue from citizens to government. That’s how they gain control of citizen-owned property, the first step toward confiscation and necessary to achieving the fundamental transformation. The problem with firearms taxing is the only motive seems to be hatred.

Ben Matthews
Ben Matthews
1 month ago

Actually the NRA should pay these democrats for making all these, increased gun-sales, possible, especially in the blue, crime-infested, “$#!+-holes” they run. For ‘all’ their valiant efforts, expended so strenuously, to do ‘gun-control’, so gloriously “back-firing”…😵‍💫🤣

Arjay
Arjay
7 days ago
Reply to  Ben Matthews

Why should “the NRA should pay these democrats for making all these, increased gun-sales, possible…”. Why? The NRA does not manufacture nor sell (wholesale) firearms ANYWHERE. The NRA makes no profits from gun sales.

Marlene
7 days ago

Gun sales spiked every time Obama tried to push gun bans. Now they are really rising every time F Joe Biden opens his mouth on gun control legislation. Tell you what, F Joe Biden, you disarm the criminals first, then talk about gun control.

Arjay
Arjay
7 days ago
Reply to  Marlene

Disarm the CRIMINALS and PUNISH the criminals! PERIOD!!

The ONLY gun control (common sense or not) is HITTING your intended target!!

Arjay
Arjay
7 days ago

This was NOT a tax on their “CIVIL” rights, it was a tax on their CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTIONS, of “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED”!!

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