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Chicago Gun-Buyers First-In-Nation $25 Gun Tax...

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  1. bgf

    bgf Active Member

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    NewsMax reports...

    Friday, 02 Nov 2012 08:01 PM

    The county that includes Chicago on Friday approved a tax on firearms to help pay the healthcare costs from gun violence, the first major U.S. metropolitan area to impose such a tax as a form of gun control.
    Under the plan, Cook County, Ill., will impose a $25 tax on each firearm sold. The tax is expected to raise $600,000 in revenue in 2013.

    With Friday's vote, the nation's second most populous county with nearly 5.2 million residents becomes the first major U.S. metropolitan area to impose a tax as a form of gun control, according to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

    The Cook County board of commissioners voted 9 to 7 to approve the firearms tax.
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who proposed the handgun tax, had earlier this week abandoned an additional proposed tax of 5 cents a bullet because the tax in some cases would have exceeded the price of ammunition.

    Preckwinkle said that 670 victims of gun violence had been treated by the county's health system last year. The average cost per patient was $52,000.

    There have been 443 murders in Chicago so far this year, surpassing last year's total of 435 and 22 percent more than in the same period a year ago, according to Chicago police.

    Taxes on buyers or sellers of guns or ammunition have been proposed but failed in six states, including California, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania, according to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

    Tennessee has a hunting-related 10-cent tax on sealed packages of shotgun shells and cartridges that applies to sellers. The money is used to support wildlife resources.

    Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association, has called the Cook County proposal another scheme to punish law-abiding firearm owners and dealers. He said it would prompt people to purchase weapons elsewhere.
     
  2. shannon391

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    They see guns flying off the shelves and want in on the action.

    The only growth Obama has created is in gun sales.
     
  3. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Since it only applies to Cook County, just drive to a different county to buy your guns.
     
  4. 3357

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    I just crawled out from under my rock. It is OK to posess a handgun in the city
    of Chicago now? Or am I thinking of New York city?
     
  5. JH

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    Coming attractions if Obama wins....you see, he sees the private gun ownership issue from the perspective of hordes of impulse-riddled urban gang-bangers and will seek to discourage private gun ownership.

    The most effective way to ensure the death of the Second Amendment is to appoint anti-gun Supreme Court Justices...and THAT is what Obama WILL DO!

    VOTE ROMNEY OR LOSE YOUR GUNS!
     
  6. bill1949

    bill1949 Well-Known Member

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    Wonder if the criminals that steal guns will pay the tax? Can these idiots really get any stupider?...Bill
     
  7. BT-100dc

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    It (or She It) use to start in California as relating to guns; now it starts in Cook County, IL. We've got these type of people that will either tax it, license it or prohibits it, running our Federal government. November 6, instead of the "Peoples Republic of Chicago" types running both Chicago and Washington, D.C., we can at least get them out of Washington, D.C. and send them packing back to Chicago. For those shooters that support Obama, you'll eventually thank those who have opposed this regime, in order to bring back some commonsense approach to addressing the problems of Chicago instead of just simply taxing firearms. Why not $100.00; oh well that's coming. BT100dc
     
  8. grunt

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    Cant have hand guns in NYC. Unless your a special person with political ties.
     
  9. 700X-user

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    MSN.COM is currently running a poll on the $25 tax. Currently 57% disagree with it.

    Ed
     
  10. timberfaller

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    Any bets that the crime rate is still going to go UP???

    Liberal college educated idiots!!

    Did you all know that this year is the 75th anniversary of the Pittman/Robertson Act??

    Did any one see any "Celebration" on the part of the government from the agency responsible for overseeing it??? USF&W???

    Hunter Education is one of the biggest recipients of the Monies collected!!

    Vote Country over Party!!
     
  11. JH

    JH Well-Known Member

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    Make sure you VOTE!
    DEFEAT OBAMA OR LOSE YOUR GUNS!
     
  12. Wahoo

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    Obama sure got a jump start on his party's gun control policy. While he is sure to win, having the support of all non-white populations, legal or illegal, plus all of the fruitcake sector of the white population, one would still expect him to take the oath of office before starting his "Get Rid
    Of Guns, America" program.
     
  13. JH

    JH Well-Known Member

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    On the contrary, HE IS SURE TO LOSE if the millions of gun-owners vote against him!


    GET OUT AND VOTE!
     
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