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    more Chicago idiocy

    Official Proposes Bullet Tax To Curb Chicago Crime

    Because the criminals who currently ignore the Chicago laws against possessing a gun outside your home, & laws against robbing, raping, murdering, will suddenly pay attention with one more law & pay a tax when they buy guns from each other.
    And they aren't able to travel to buy ammunition outside the county.
    Idiot.

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    From the article:
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will submit a budget proposal Thursday that calls for a tax of a nickel for each bullet and $25 for each firearm sold in the nation's second-largest county, which encompasses Chicago.
    ... money that would be used for various county services including medical care for gunshot victims.

    ... Preckwinkle insists the ordinance is far more about addressing gun violence than raising money...
    "The legal gun shops in suburban Cook County are a conduit for crimes in Chicago."

    Richard Pearson, the executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association... "If she wants to get to the people causing all the problems she ought to put a tax on street gangs"...

    Fred Lutger, the owner of Freddie Bear Sport... "Why should be paying for gang bangers shooting each other? You're taxing law-abiding citizens for what criminals are doing."
    Her web page, with no apparent way to contact her: http://tonipreckwinkle.org/
    Aha... contact information: http://www.cookcountygov.com/portal/...commiss_id=406
    And the rest of the board: http://www.cookcountygov.com/portal/...leadership/314
    Last edited by MKEgal; 10-18-2012 at 10:05 AM.

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    Preckwinkle insists the ordinance is far more about addressing gun violence than raising money...
    Riiiiiiiight...

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    All this will do is close all the gun shops. Put more people out of work and force people to buy off the internet or go to the next county to buy guns and ammo. The violence will still be there and more law abiding citizens will pay the price. This may acutaully increase crime, why would a criminal pay more when they can just steal them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocWalker View Post
    SNIP This may acutaully increase crime, why would a criminal pay more when they can just steal them.
    The whole thing is a professional courtesy from the political criminals extended toward the street criminals.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

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    "more Chicago idiocy"......that is a redundant statement.
    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

    "Better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer" - English jurist William Blackstone.
    It is AFAIK original to me. Compromise is failure on the installment plan, particularly when dealing with so intractable an opponent as ignorance. - Nightmare

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    The tax is expected to raise $600,000 in revenue in 2013.
    But I thought it wasn't about money? /sarcasm

    Feeling sorry for all the gun stores in Cook County; bet they'll be out of business in 3 months. Though, the government will probably try to get around that by legislating that you can't go buy a gun less than 10 miles from your place of residence so people can't avoid the tax.

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    Idiots in charge

    Quote Originally Posted by PistolPackingMomma View Post
    But I thought it wasn't about money? /sarcasm
    Of course it's not about the money. Obviously these people did not pass math class in high school or if they went to college, statistics. They will probably not get it when the revenue is not there and crime still goes up.

    This election should prove interesting. Vote for the same people, get the same results.

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    Wow. So glad I don't live in IL. If I did I would be doing everything I could to move.
    Colorado Gun Owners - COGO
    http://www.ColoradoGunOwners.com

    A discussion forum for Colorado Gun Owners.

    Colorado Firearm law.
    http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/colorado/
    Lexis Nexis: Colorado law pertaining to firearms.
    Title 18, Article 12

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    I was in crook county recently ... could not find even clays for skeet, had to go to dupage county. So their tax will yield 0 dollars IMO as gun stores in the city is likely zero.

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    It's a cook county tax. Cabelas is in cook county.

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