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Chicago vs. The Second Amendment

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The chief executive of Illinois's Cook County, which includes Chicago, has come up with a nifty idea to curb gun violence: tax guns and ammunition in amounts that would equal a 200% tax on .22 caliber ammunition. There's just one catch, as I explain over at National Review Online: fundamental rights cannot be unduly burdened by taxation. As I argue, the holding of various First Amendment cases can be applied to prohibit government from taxing Second Amendment rights out of existence.

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