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Chicago's Learning the Cost of Unconstitutional Bans

Chicago's Learning the Cost of Unconstitutional Bans

They keep infringing on the Second Amendment, and they keep paying for it — literally and figuratively.

A federal court has ordered the city of Chicago to pay almost $1 million in legal fees to the National Rifle Association, the Washington Times reported on Monday.

The city had banned the sale of guns within city limits, but the NRA challenged the ban and in January, U.S. District Judge Edmond E. Chang ruled that the ban was unconstitutional.

This isn't the first time Chicago has been beaten and forced to support the NRA's legal team.

In 2010, the Times noted, the city shelled out $600,000 in legal fees to the NRA after the Supreme Court's decision that the right to bear arms is applicable at the state and local level, not just at the federal level.

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