Chicago Considers "Violence Tax" on Guns and Ammo!

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    I wouldn't give you a plugged nickel for that scheme.
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    It will not have any effect on the violence in Chicago. None, nada, zip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    It will not have any effect on the violence in Chicago. None, nada, zip.
    It may have an effect on crime but not the way they want. With more good people's 2nd amendment rights further restricted there will be more unarmed victims and the ones that are armed will practice less.
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    SO dumb.

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    From the article: "Through last week, the city reported 409 homicides this year compared to 324 during the same period in 2011"

    Ok you heard them. There are the numbers. Let's see how much better it is if and when it's passed. Wait, that tax wasn't in effect during that period in 2011? I wonder if something else needs to be changed.

    And the quote from Dave Workman in the article is something that these "officials" will never comprehend.
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    I find it ironic that, even if the statement was true (only based on a study of 155 or so guns) that this "lawmaker" would state as a defense - ALMOST A THIRD of guns recovered were purchased legally (by the bad guy??? the study couldn't tell them that from what I've seen) and then her math seems a little screwy because that would mean OVER TWO THIRDS of those guns were acquired illegally.

    Nothing like clueless people to remain clueless and grasp at the air trying to find a fix for a problem that they've created and can't admit it.
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    It's Chicago, what do you expect. If they get it passed, I'm sure King Bloomy will try to get it passed in NYC as well.
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    And what would you bet that if the tax is enacted, and money collected, that only a small portion would actually be used for the stated purpose?
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    So dumb. I wonder how many gang bangers don't have access to some mode of transportation to buy in next county over.
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    Two things are certain in life; death and taxes. Nowhere better to see than in Chicago.
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    All this could be fixed by making concealed carry legal. Justifiable homicides would go up as well as the gang banger body count.


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    I live outside Cook County so I am near the insanity. My guess is the gang bangers don't ever buy ammunition. You need a FOID card for that an I would bet my house they don't bother getting one. They steal ammo like they steal everything else. Apparently Toni Preckwinkle, the Cook County board president who proposed this tax thinks there are no places outside of Cook County that sell ammunition. They also want to tax the purchase of a gun at $25 on top of an egregiously high sales tax. political posturing intended to infringe on the second amendment, nothing more.
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    Next thing you know they will be taxing "hip waders" since boots will be ineffective as the stuff in Chicago continues to rise.Just another BS reason to tax something
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    All of this just makes the right to vote all the more important. These nuts can only do this if the populace allows them to stay in office. Get every intelligent person you know and be sure they vote this November and stop this insanity everywhere!
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    This isn't about what they're taxing and I don't believe this stupid woman thinks it will reduce gun violence or any violence. She knows people will leave the county to buy stuff for less money. I believe it's about squeezing the the gun stores in her county to run them out of business.

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