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Cook County mulling violence
tax on guns and ammunition

Chicago Sun-Times, by Lisa Donovan

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Posted By:Photoonist, 10/9/2012 4:20:43 PM

Drawing the ire of the gun lobby, Cook County Board President Preckwinkle is eyeing a violence tax on guns and ammunition sold in the city and suburbs, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. Such a tax alone wouldn’t close a $115 million budget gap in 2013, but it could at least funnel money into the county’s $3 billion operation — where roughly two-thirds of the budget pays for both the county’s public health clinics and two hospitals along with the criminal justice system that includes the courts and jail. “If we were to pursue a tax on something like guns and

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[w/ Dave McKinney] ''Violence tax?'' You mean another Second Amendment infringement? How about a tax on rap music? Chicago is definitely the most corrupt, anti-American city in this nation.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tylertexan, 10/9/2012 4:23:42 PM     (No. 8921243)

Will this apply to black market firearms?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Dante, 10/9/2012 4:28:19 PM     (No. 8921250)

And exactly how many "gangstas" buy their firearms from licensed dealers who collect sales tax?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: devnull, 10/9/2012 4:33:51 PM     (No. 8921264)

How about a lie tax on the media????????

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Reply 4 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 10/9/2012 4:35:14 PM     (No. 8921266)

Hey! Preckwinkle! (giggle, giggle) Wouldn't a corruption tax on Chicago pols (especially governors) bring in a lot more money?
Give it a shot! Oops. Didn't mean to say 'shot'!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/9/2012 4:36:52 PM     (No. 8921269)

Applying a stupid tax to Chicago pols would clear up the budget in about 15 minutes.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: reddfroge, 10/9/2012 4:45:48 PM     (No. 8921288)

the Libs answer to everything....tax honest people and ignore the real problem.
cannot wait for November.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rabidrabbit1, 10/9/2012 5:22:51 PM     (No. 8921338)

How about a tax on all criminals, say a fine, or something?

Wouldn't work, the government officials would refuse to pay.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/9/2012 5:26:40 PM     (No. 8921342)

How about a tax on sunshine? Snow flakes?
Maybe toilet flushes? That's the ticket..gov't counters on the flush handle.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: coldoc, 10/9/2012 5:37:44 PM     (No. 8921355)

Newsflash. Gangbanger buys ammo out of state. Who knew?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: woodsman, 10/9/2012 5:46:04 PM     (No. 8921370)

More likely...they steal it #9

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Reply 11 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/9/2012 6:32:47 PM     (No. 8921453)

I suppose the firearms given out by the ATF to the drug mafia will receive a federal exemption.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: conspicio, 10/9/2012 7:08:31 PM     (No. 8921516)

Y'all have fun up there in the Windy City. I did my turn there in the mid 90's and after a few years computing what my money could buy elsewhere where I wasn't being taxed absurdly to support a corruptocrat, we got outta there and never looked back.

It is stuff like this that makes a company owner/CEO look and think..."Hmm, if they are willing to cripple legal businesses like this today, is my business next?"

Must. kill. all. thejobs.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: JimS, 10/9/2012 7:35:08 PM     (No. 8921561)

Yo, yo, gun dealer.
Put your hands up!
Gimme your bullets.
I doant pay no taxes on that s****

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