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    Official proposes bullet tax to curb Chicago crime

    CHICAGO (AP) - As Chicago struggles to quell gang violence that has contributed to a jump in homicides, a top elected official wants to tax the sale of every bullet and firearm - an effort even she acknowledges could spark a legal challenge.

    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.

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    For me that would cost more than $800!
    Wouldn't be too bad for my good carry ammo, but it would more than double the cost of .22 ammo.
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    It looks like this tax is limited to the county. What exactly is going to keep people from driving to another county to buy their ammo?

    And seeing as how criminals rarely actually fire their guns, I don't see how this would significantly impact anyone except LAC's who spend a lot of time at the range... and as indicated already, they could just pick up the ammo elsewhere. So really, this would just drive business away from the local stores selling ammo.
    Jesus thought it was more important to be armed than well dressed:

    Then said He unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his
    scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.~Luke 22:36

    (Emphasis mine.)

    (Note that the word "garment" here refers to an outer cloak, equivalent to today's sport coats or
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    Official proposes bullet tax to curb Chicago crime

    Quote Originally Posted by Cubex DE View Post
    It looks like this tax is limited to the county. What exactly is going to keep people from driving to another county to buy their ammo?

    And seeing as how criminals rarely actually fire their guns, I don't see how this would significantly impact anyone except LAC's who spend a lot of time at the range... and as indicated already, they could just pick up the ammo elsewhere. So really, this would just drive business away from the local stores selling ammo.
    Bingo! You nailed it! I don't see this making it very far...they are already mounting legal challenges and it hasn't even made it past the proposal stage.
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    This absolutely ridiculous proposal appears to be nothing more - or nothing less - than a revenue raising scheme. Pax...
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    Why not? Everything else has worked ... I can walk down the South Side Halsted street at 2am on a hot summer night with my Hawaiian shirt playing Hank Jr. on my boombox because its so safe...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gil223 View Post
    This absolutely ridiculous proposal appears to be nothing more - or nothing less - than a revenue raising scheme. Pax...
    One doomed to fail.

    More likely, this will be the lawmaker's way of saying "I did something!" when it's time for reelection.
    Jesus thought it was more important to be armed than well dressed:

    Then said He unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his
    scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.~Luke 22:36

    (Emphasis mine.)

    (Note that the word "garment" here refers to an outer cloak, equivalent to today's sport coats or
    suit jackets in that they both provided warmth and conveyed a certain level of sophistication.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cubex DE View Post
    ...this will be the lawmaker's way of saying "I did something!" when it's time for reelection.
    And the rest of his claim would be, "Unfortunately, the citizens didn't want it, so it was undone by them. They have nobody to blame but themselves, and George W. Bush, when a burglar - with an UNTAXED firearm and ammunition - breaks into their house and robs them!" (This would be the typical Chicago/Obama, "Never take responsibility for anything that fails" doctrine of resolving political quandaries.) Pax...
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    my thought was this

    BG shoots someone with a bullet he bought (didn't just steal it?) 0.05 cost

    legal law abiding citizen, goes to gun range to shoot. 500 rounds = 25$ x 25 times a year (you may do more or less)

    it's plain to see who is being targeted by this
    Luke 22:36 ; 36Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

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    Whats next? They start taxing drinks with sugar to "help" the fat people!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanner View Post
    Whats next? They start taxing drinks with sugar to "help" the fat people!
    I'm pretty sure I heard of someone trying this, but I'm too lazy to go find it :P
    Jesus thought it was more important to be armed than well dressed:

    Then said He unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his
    scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.~Luke 22:36

    (Emphasis mine.)

    (Note that the word "garment" here refers to an outer cloak, equivalent to today's sport coats or
    suit jackets in that they both provided warmth and conveyed a certain level of sophistication.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cubex DE View Post
    I'm pretty sure I heard of someone trying this, but I'm too lazy to go find it :P
    Yea I was being sarcastic. Its is already in place in not so "new" new york.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanner View Post
    Yea I was being sarcastic. Its is already in place in not so "new" new york.
    ...As if there weren't enough reasons not to go there!
    Jesus thought it was more important to be armed than well dressed:

    Then said He unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his
    scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.~Luke 22:36

    (Emphasis mine.)

    (Note that the word "garment" here refers to an outer cloak, equivalent to today's sport coats or
    suit jackets in that they both provided warmth and conveyed a certain level of sophistication.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cubex DE View Post
    ...As if there weren't enough reasons not to go there!
    What you dont like waiting 3 weeks to buy a little 22? Thats how long it took for me to get one. Never again
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