On August 14, 2012, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois awarded over 1.3 million dollars to the National Rifle Association (NRA) to reimburse it for attorneys’ fees for the legal work NRA’s lawyers did in the cases of National Rifle Association v. City of Chicago and National Rifle Association v. Village of Oak Park, and for its role and significant work as a party in the Supreme Court case McDonald v. City of Chicago. The checks are in! A copy of the $663,294.10 check from the Village of Oak Park can be viewed here. A copy of the $663,294.10 check from the City of Chicago can be view here.So $1.4m of those public dollars for these two cities to keep regular people (but not criminals) disarmed. That's not even including the legal fees to the SAF, etc. or the fees generated by the cities for their defense.
What an effective use of funds, eh? Not a bit of it would have been more useful towards better policing, education or food programs to name a few things. Noooooo. That would be silly.