|Last week, Senate Bill 2341, introduced by state Senator Matt Murphy (R-27), was assigned to the Senate Revenue Committee. Similar to the previously reported House Bill 4348, SB 2341 seeks to remove the power of local governments and municipalities to impose a sales tax on firearm and ammunition purchases. This legislation would also void the currently standing firearm and ammunition sales tax in the City of Chicago. These taxes seek to make an already expensive product even more so, potentially pricing law-abiding citizens out of exercising their Second Amendment rights. Further, those taxes levied from gun owners are placed into the “Public Safety Fund,” thereby blaming law-abiding individuals and forcing them to pay for the crimes and acts committed by criminals.
Please contact your state Senator and politely urge him or her to cosponsor SB 2341. Contact information for your state Senator may be found here.