Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cook County to tax bullets and guns to stop Crime!

Hmmm -  This is an interesting strategy by Illinois politicians.  The logic presumably being that gang banging thugs, drug dealers and murders will stop shooting people because they refuse to pay the tax on the bullets they are shooting!   Now I am no genius but who among us with a brain (that works for anything other than bodily functions) would conclude that; A. gang banging thugs, drug dealers and murders actually buy their ammunition and guns from stores or B. give a rats ass about the spending a few cents of the money they stole from someone else to pay a whole nickel more per bullet.

You gotta really worry about voters who elected such an idiot to office!

Willie P

Oct 18, 2012 3:14 AM EDT
An official wants to try to curb Chicago's homicide rate by imposing a new tax -- a nickel for each bullet and $25 for each gun sold in the surrounding county.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is set to propose the measure Thursday when she introduces her budget to the board of commissioners. Preckwinkle's office says the tax will raise about a $1 million a year, with some of that money helping to pay for treatment of gunshot victims.
Officials say gang violence has contributed to a rash of shootings. Chicago has had more than 400 homicides this year, a sharp increase from 2011.

Gun rights advocates scoff at that suggestion and say the tax will only cost law-abiding citizens more money and won't do anything to reduce crime.

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