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Gun rights group sounds alarm on Dems’ proposal to tax ammo



From the Illinois State Rifle Association – the first of an array of gun rights alerts sure to be pushed in the Illinois General Assembly over the next couple of years. This alert focuses on the upcoming session dealing with bills Governor Rauner vetoed over the past few months.

While the effort may not be successful before the end of this legislative session, there is no question this and other stricter gun control measures will make their way next session to Democrat J.B. Pritzker's welcoming desk through a super majority Democrat-controlled Illinois House and Senate:



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  1. The power to tax is the power to destroy and that is exactly what the scumbag democrats are doing. Taxing guns and ammo violates the Illinois constitution, but the tyrants do it anyway. Illinois state govt is THE most corrupt state govt in the nation. Its time to storm the state capital and end this tyranny

  2. The democrats should tax abortions more. Abortion is murder, that is the taking of an innocent life.
    You hypocrites need to stop teaching there is No shame in murdering an unborn baby? Abortion is man’s inhumanity to man but liberal democrats shamelessly lie and call it reproductive rights! It sickens me to know people like the liberals who try to justify the murder of an unborn baby. Of course, they don’t allow the unborn baby a “right” to a life, every sane person knows life begins at conception and knows the democrats teach children to NOT value human life by example. They don’t care about the lives snuffed out, as long as they can profit from the murder unborn babies. The liberal hypocrites set the example of murdering 60 million babies since 1973 for the children to learn murder is a problem-solving tool. Then the hypocritical dirtbags whine about gun violence and blame the guns instead of their failure to set a good example for children by valuing human life. The abortioncrats teach human life has no value and then feign surprise when Cook county has 100’s of murders. Then try to take the moral high road by wanting to tax ammo more to prevent gun violence. Abortion and democrats alike are deserving of our hatred for causing children to not value human life and murdering the unborn.… their hypocrisy is obvious and sickening.

  3. TAXATION IS INFRINGEMENT. Infringement violates the Illinois constitution.
    Article One, SECTION 22. RIGHT TO ARMS
    Subject only to the police power, the right of the individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. – (Source: Illinois Constitution.)
    No State may lawfully make any law which contradicts its State Constitution (which this proposed bill does) or which interferes with Congress’ power to “organize, arm, and discipline, the Militia.”
    The state of Illinois is unlawfully collecting sales tax on guns & ammo (arms), in direct violation of the Illinois constitution. Article 1, section 22 of the Illinois constitution states “Subject only to the police power, the right of the individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”. No one can logically argue taxation isn’t an infringement. It’s also important to note, the power to tax is not a police power. One might say; but the state of Illinois was granted the power to raise revenue by the Illinois constitution. And that is very true. The catch is there is an exception in the clause that grants the state the power to raise revenue. The exception is their power to raise revenue is limited, when it’s limited by Illinois Constitution, such as the exception contained in article 1, section 22 where it says “the right of the individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”. The shall not be infringed clause prevents the state of Illinois from lawfully collecting sales tax on guns & ammo. Article 9, section 1, of the Illinois constitution states: “The General Assembly has the exclusive power to raise revenue by law except as limited or otherwise provided in this Constitution. The power of taxation shall not be surrendered, suspended, or contracted away”. The power to tax is the power to destroy, which is why government was never granted the power to tax any of our constitutionally protected rights; including that of the right to keep & bear arms. State government has no granted authority to tax religious freedom, freedom from unreasonable search & seizure, or the freedom to keep & bear arms. This unlawful government overreach of taxing guns & ammo shows contempt for the top state law, the Illinois constitution. The collecting of sales tax on guns and ammo must stop, obeying the law isn’t optional The persecution of those of us who practice their constitutionally protected right to keep & bear arms must end; no more sales tax should be collected on guns & ammo. I call for the state of Illinois to cease and desist this unlawful taxation. Article 1, section 22 of the Illinois constitution states “Subject ONLY to the police power, the right of the individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall NOT be infringed”. Only means nothing more, why is that so hard for government in Illinois to understand?
    Government treats our infringement free RIGHT to keep & bear arms as a privilege they can water down with taxation and overregulation. Illinois govt treats the Illinois citizenry as their subjects. Illinois govt needs reminded they are our servants not our dictatorial masters. Our Illinois constitution rules Illinois govt under the rule of law! And I would remind you that an unconstitutional “law” is no law at all, it is a usurpation and deserves to be treated as such. It is VOID. WE authorized the state legislature to make laws only on those objects listed in the Constitution. Why would the Creator of Illinois Constitution (that’s We the People (thru our delegates) grant to our “creature” (the state govt), the power to determine the scope & extent of OUR God-given Rights by allowing state govt to infringe on any of our rights? It makes no sense at all! Bottom line is the state of Illinois has NO lawfully granted authority to tax arms (guns & ammo).
    Commiecrats, are you listening? We aren’t your subjects to rule, our Illinois constitution rules you! And you corrupt freedom takers better remember that!

  4. Sorry to be tedious, but I cannot overstate the importance of doing everything possible to stop this proposed bill. We have to draw a line in the sand. Once a bill is enacted it is 1000 times more difficult to overturn. It takes years and over a $1,000,000.00 dollars to get it overturned.
    We must burn up the phone lines, call everyday, use their contact forms…. call Julie Morrison’s office, your Illinois Senator, and the senate leaders and insist this proposed bill be left to rot. Let’s make Illinois Senator Julie Morrison withdraw her proposed bill. Embrace the term activist until sen Morrison realizes her error.

  5. The Illinois Supreme Court will rule taxation is not an infringement and I doubt if SCOTUS would even take an appeal.
    Times are a changin’ and if you are an honest person, who does not believe in an over powering socialist state, and who pays any significant amount of taxes you will be screwed

  6. Just because the Illinois supreme might lie IS IRRELEVANT.
    I KNOW what the constitutional amendment states…. SUBJECT ONLY TO THE POLICE POWER, ONLY MEANS NOTHING MORE!!!! IT DOESN’T MEAN TAXES TOO BECAUSE CORRUPT JUDICIAL TYRANTS REDEFINE THE WORDS. IT MEANS THAT RIGHT IS SUBJECT TO THE POLICE POWER AND NOTHING MORE BECAUSE EVERYTHING ELSE IS INFRINGEMENT. Anyone who says taxes don’t infringe are liars. If all i have is $250 to buy a $250 gun. When they apply the 9% tax then that infringes my RIGHT to keep & bear arms. Anything that is done to make it more difficult to keep & bear arms is INFRINGEMENT…. no sane person can deny that. SCOTUS stated the power to tax is the power to destroy, can anyone but a liar say taxes don’t infringe. I don’t have to accept judicial tyranny, I will fight for rule of law, not rule by corrupt man. The courts don’t have a lawful power to legislate from the bench…

  7. Who here thinks these two statements in bold mean the exact same thing?
    Article One, SECTION 22. RIGHT TO ARMS:
    Subject only to the police power, the right of the individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. – (Source: Illinois Constitution.)
    Subject to the police power, the right of the individual citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.