A simple test about what the US Constitution says, as per the current SCOTUS rulings?
I mean, you can’t swear to uphold and defend something you don’t understand, right?
Toni Preckwinkle, president of Illinois’s Cook County Board, which includes Chicago, has proposed new taxes of $25 on each gun sold and a nickel for each bullet sold. According to the Wall Street Journal, the bullet levy would amount to a 200% tax on .22 caliber ammunition.
Preckwinkle’s message to the NRA? “You’re welcome to sue,” she said. “We’ve looked at this and we believe we can survive any challenge.” She must not have looked very carefully at the issue, or she never would have proposed the tax in the first place.The Supreme Court has recognized that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right “to keep and bear arms,” which cannot be denied by the state. That means government cannot banish guns directly — nor can it do so indirectly by taxing guns out of existence.
It would save a whole lot of time if, when filing paperwork with the elections office, they could easily determine if a person had their head up their ass before they somehow convinced a majority of voting people to give them law-making capabilities.
Of course, then only non-wackoloon Libertarian candidates would ever be allowed to run for office.
Still not exactly seeing a downside to this one.