Chicago Ordered to Pay Nearly $1 Million in NRA Legal Fees

The city of Chicago has been ordered to pay the NRA's legal fees amid losing two key cases related to selling guns within city limits.

The city of Chicago has been ordered to pay the NRA‘s legal fees, which total nearly $1 million, amid losing two key cases related to selling guns within city limits. Read the full story from NRA-ILA below.

“The United States District Court in the Northern District of Illinois has ordered the City of Chicago to reimburse $940,000 in legal expenses incurred by the NRA. The NRA had challenged Chicago’s ban on gun sales within city limits in Benson v. City of Chicago. The Benson case was consolidated into Illinois Association of Firearm Retailers v. City of Chicago and that case challenged five aspects of Chicago’s law: (1) the ban on any form of carriage; (2) the ban on gun stores; (3) the ban on firing ranges; (4) the ban on self-defense in garages, porches, and yards; and (5) the ban on keeping more than one gun in an operable state.

This is the second time that the City of Chicago has been ordered to reimburse legal fees in a suit sponsored by the NRA. The first was following the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in McDonald v. City of Chicago in which Chicago was ordered to reimburse the NRA more than $600,000.”

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