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The Cook County (Illinois) Commissioners passed a $25 tax on firearm sales in Cook County, which includes Chicago and adjoining suburbs. The tax is expected to generate $600,000 in revenue next year to help pay the hospital expenses of
gang members who shoot each other.
 

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Keep in mind that federal gun control often has its roots in state and local gun control.

Someone is setting a precedent for congress and Zero to look at. Anyone remember when the CDC tried to push for a similar tax on guns because guns were a "pathogen"?
 

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Lincolnwood had a gunshop... Shore Galleries... who wanted to open an indoor range in a commercial business district - said no... Cook passes a $25 gun fee/tax...

Only un-informed individuals will pay the fee in Cook County... I'm unaware whether a purchase in another county or from out of state will require the use tax paid to Cook...

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Wait and see what the actual collected tax / fee (whether it's a tax or a fee is irrelevant) is after a year. Bet a donut it comes no where close to the $600,000 estimate. BTW, that's 24,000 firearms at $25 each.

Why would I buy a gun in Cook County when I can drive a little further and save $25? I've seen no mention of the effect the tax will have on law enforcement officers, some of whom have to purchase their own firearms.

Sorry Cabela's in Hoffman Estates - you're in Cook County and your prices just went up $25.

I'll shop in Plainfield, IL (Will County) at the new and improved MegaSports (see pic below). NOT in Cook County.

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Something messed up in my earlier post. Here's the pic of the newly enlarged MegaSports.

Yes, those glass cases are filled with pistols. And rifles on each wall up near the ceiling.

Gene in Illinois


Building Product Retail Supermarket Aisle

 

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Gene, that looks like a place in which a person could get lost. Spend ALL of my free time browsing through there.

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Charlie:
Only Browsing? I bet you'd buy something...........
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Predicting crime in Chicago is like predicting the weather. One thing I know for sure - the gang bangers won't pay the tax. BUT, I bet the street price of a weapon goes up anyway.


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Yet again stupidity rears it's ugly head in the form of Crook County politicians. Force people to buy legal firearms else where. You cna;t fix stupid but just maybe they won't all get reelcted
 

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Aren't gang members going to be required to carry their own insurance under Obamacare? Thus making this a moot point, so where is the money really going? OS
 
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