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#2975381 - 10/10/12 08:18 AM "Violence Tax" on guns and ammo
Grizzly Johnson
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Officials in Illinois' Cook County are eyeing a so-called "violence tax" on guns and ammo -- a move aimed at curbing violence and closing the budget gap, but one that's drawing a rebuke from the gun lobby. reports that homicides in Chicago are up 25 percent this year, and some officials in surrounding Cook County are looking to use such a tax to curb the number of guns in circulation.

But NRA lobbyist Todd Vandermyde told the Chicago Sun-Times it's "just another example of the blame game."

"Chicago and Cook County has a gun violence problem, Chicago's got a high high school drop-out rate, they've got a drug problem, they've got a gang problem, but they want to make legal gun owners, guys like me, the scapegoat," he said.

The Sun-Times reports that Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is leading the charge for the tax, though the specific amount is unclear.

Preckwinkle Chief of Staff Kurt Summers told the Sun-Times that while it wouldn't "popular" with the gun lobby, "it is consistent with our commitment to pursuing violence reduction in the city and in the county."

A Cook County proposal in 2007 for a bullet tax was ultimately defeated.

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#2975542 - 10/10/12 10:13 AM Re: "Violence Tax" on guns and ammo [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
de novo
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Registered: 07/21/08
Posts: 3990
Loc: Middle TN

The next step should be a "Stupidity Tax".
“Reality is what continues to exist whether you believe in it or not.” 

“The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.”

#2975560 - 10/10/12 10:22 AM Re: "Violence Tax" on guns and ammo [Re: de novo]
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Good luck getting any taxes from gang members and thieves.
#2975580 - 10/10/12 10:40 AM Re: "Violence Tax" on guns and ammo [Re: iowavf]

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Loc: Just North of Chatt-town

Illinois huh? Hmmmmm , how strange...NOT! \:\/

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#2975589 - 10/10/12 10:47 AM Re: "Violence Tax" on guns and ammo [Re: iowavf]
Pic IN the Casa
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 Originally Posted By: iowavf
Good luck getting any taxes from gang members and thieves.

Exactly! Lesseeeee... law-abiding citizens purchase guns and ammo, pay the tax. Thugs break in steal their weapons and commit violent acts with them.

Makes PERFECT sense... if you're a liberal.
Son Worshiper

#2975839 - 10/10/12 01:57 PM Re: "Violence Tax" on guns and ammo [Re: Pic IN the Casa]
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Registered: 09/14/03
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Sometimes you feel like you just cant take any more stupid!
#2975949 - 10/10/12 03:05 PM Re: "Violence Tax" on guns and ammo [Re: Dale3]
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What is needed is a stupid people getting nailed tax. People breeding stupid people. If this is offensive please remove.
I don't like repeat offenders. I like DEAD offenders!!
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#2976047 - 10/10/12 04:28 PM Re: "Violence Tax" on guns and ammo [Re: Encore Eye Candy]
Crappie Luck Moderator

Registered: 01/29/03
Posts: 59429
Loc: Smith Co.

Chicago is broke. The whole STATE is broke. With ideas like this is it any wonder??

This is the result of yeardms of Dim rule.
No matter how big your house is, how big your bank account is or how big your car is, you grave will be the same size as everyone else's.

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#2976134 - 10/10/12 05:55 PM Re: "Violence Tax" on guns and ammo [Re: Crappie Luck]
infoman jr.
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Registered: 10/05/03
Posts: 3269
Loc: Elizabethtown, KY

Makes perfect sense if you don't think about it...
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#2976236 - 10/10/12 07:00 PM Re: "Violence Tax" on guns and ammo [Re: infoman jr.]
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Registered: 07/15/12
Posts: 1452
Loc: USofA

They should just hand out guns to everyone in Chicago like they did in Mexico
You could save more innocent lives by taking pens away from politicians than by taking guns away from law-abiding citizens.

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