Tndeer Logo

Page 1 of 2 12>
Topic Options
#2975381 - 10/10/12 08:18 AM "Violence Tax" on guns and ammo
Grizzly Johnson
Turkey Forum Police
16 Point


Registered: 10/07/08
Posts: 14710
Loc: Tennessee

Offline
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.

MyFoxChicago.com 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.



News Link
_________________________
VooDoo Mafia
Bustin' Heads Is Our Specialty

Top
#2975542 - 10/10/12 10:13 AM Re: "Violence Tax" on guns and ammo [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
de novo
10 Point


Registered: 07/21/08
Posts: 3990
Loc: Middle TN

Offline
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.”

Top
#2975560 - 10/10/12 10:22 AM Re: "Violence Tax" on guns and ammo [Re: de novo]
iowavf
10 Point


Registered: 10/25/05
Posts: 2982
Loc: southwest iowa

Offline
Good luck getting any taxes from gang members and thieves.
Top
#2975580 - 10/10/12 10:40 AM Re: "Violence Tax" on guns and ammo [Re: iowavf]
MUP
Non-Typical


Registered: 08/01/07
Posts: 42471
Loc: Just North of Chatt-town

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

Amateurs: Built the Ark

Professionals: Built the Titanic

Top
#2975589 - 10/10/12 10:47 AM Re: "Violence Tax" on guns and ammo [Re: iowavf]
Pic IN the Casa
14 Point


Registered: 03/18/11
Posts: 8904
Loc: TN

Offline
 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


Top
#2975839 - 10/10/12 01:57 PM Re: "Violence Tax" on guns and ammo [Re: Pic IN the Casa]
Dale3
8 Point


Registered: 09/14/03
Posts: 1117
Loc: Live in Mt.Juliet ,Hunt Jackso...

Offline
Sometimes you feel like you just cant take any more stupid!
Top
#2975949 - 10/10/12 03:05 PM Re: "Violence Tax" on guns and ammo [Re: Dale3]
Encore Eye Candy
10 Point


Registered: 08/29/00
Posts: 4498
Loc: 2 Chron. 7:14: Refs signature

Offline
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!!
Ted Nugent

Top
#2976047 - 10/10/12 04:28 PM Re: "Violence Tax" on guns and ammo [Re: Encore Eye Candy]
Crappie Luck Moderator
Non-Typical


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

Offline
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.

- Keep it real

Top
#2976134 - 10/10/12 05:55 PM Re: "Violence Tax" on guns and ammo [Re: Crappie Luck]
infoman jr.
10 Point


Registered: 10/05/03
Posts: 3269
Loc: Elizabethtown, KY

Offline
Makes perfect sense if you don't think about it...
_________________________
NRA Lifetime Member

Top
#2976236 - 10/10/12 07:00 PM Re: "Violence Tax" on guns and ammo [Re: infoman jr.]
Super8
8 Point


Registered: 07/15/12
Posts: 1452
Loc: USofA

Offline
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.

Top
Page 1 of 2 12>


Moderator:  Crappie Luck, Tennessee Todd, RUGER, Unicam, stretch, Cuttin Caller, Bobby G, Kimber45, Kirk 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4104320
RUGER
85516
Deer Assassin
64196
BSK
59429
Crappie Luck
51368
spitndrum
Newest Members
bassassassin7, BBQ, Kornhunter, Afleming17, 260rem
13281 Registered Users
Who's Online
5 registered (beachguy, shelbydeer, Bar7mag, Daniel n, Setterman) and 70 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13281 Members
42 Forums
85144 Topics
1028958 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
April
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.279 seconds in which 0.001 seconds were spent on a total of 15 queries. Zlib compression enabled.