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 Now that it’s been repealed though, residents of the county are making up for lost time and buying guns in mass.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.