Ammo tax proposed.

Ammo tax proposed.

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    Ammo tax proposed.

    I found this story in the Chicago Sun-Times, not sure where Cook County is so I'm not sure as to the location, I assume it's in Illinois, possibly Chicago.

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    What could be the nation's first tax on bullets is being floated as a way to help balance Cook County's budget.

    Commissioner Roberto Maldonado wants to slap a 10-cent-a-bullet tax on those buying ammunition in the county. It's one of dozens of plans offered to close the county's $500 million budget deficit.


    Yes, 10 cents per round.
    $5 per box.

    Apparently the NRA are already onto them.


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    bullet tax

    Simple just cross county lines. Wonder what other tax revenue they will loose.

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    Seen this coming for years. Starts in Chicago, eh? I expected it to be San Francisco. It's just another way to get at gun owners.
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    IIRC (been awhile since I taught American History), one of our Founding Fathers once said: The power to tax is the power to DESTROY.
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    i can't answer exactly but i know there's a cook county in PA. but there could be one in every state for all i/we know.
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    But isn't it pretty hard to get guns in that location? Are there many gun owners shooting a lot of ammo purchased there? If it's rare enough, the revenue to be gained from such a tax wouldn't amount to much. If this happens, all gun owners should shove it up the ### of the lawmakers by making sure to buy ALL of their ammo in another location! Simple.

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    I thought they had gun control? What are they wanting to do increase the black market? How is this going to get them any money?

    It's no different than politicians selling the lottery to fund education...there was no improvement
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    You know, if they truthfully wanted to raise cash, they'd be far better off taxing aspirin ... $0.10 a pop, above and beyond the purchase price of the bottle. That would be the more democratic way to even-handedly spread the "love."
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    Cook County is, for all intents and purposes, the city of Chicago and vice versa, except they have separate governments. Chicago has basically banned handguns and "assault weapons" within the city limits for decades. No one will sell you guns or ammo, either on line or in IL stores, if you have an address in Chicago/Cook County. So I don't see the point of this from either viewpoint. It won't further restrict ammo or gun sales and it sure as hell won't raise revenues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakotaranger View Post
    It's no different than politicians selling the lottery to fund education...there was no improvement
    That's more because of a broken system than a lack of funds though.

    I always figured California would be first for this one. I guess it doesn't surprise me that it's Illinois though.
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    Cook County Ammo Tax Defeated

    Here is a link to the story of the good news.
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/viewstor...20070212a.html

    Also, AUTOFAN, you can buy firearms and ammo if you live in Cook County , (I buy my ammo at Wal-Mart), - it's just that the selection is limited by the county's stupidity.

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    hmm think of the price of a brick of 22 rounds.

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