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Sonzinsky v. United States
Citation:300 U.S. 506, 57 S.Ct. 554, 81 L.Ed. 722
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The defendant was a firearm dealer. He was convicted of two counts of violating the National Firearms Act for dealing firearms without paying taxes.
The Court of Appeals reversed one conviction, but affirmed the second. He appealed, arguing that the tax on dealers in firearms is not a constitutional exercise of the legislative power of Congress.
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