Cook County Plans Second Amendment TaxSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 14:14
Cook County bureaucrats are proposing a “violence tax” on all guns and ammunition sold in the county where Chicago is located.
County President Toni Preckwinkle says the expropriated funds will be used to pay for the spendthrift ways of local government.
Preckwinkle’s chief of staff, Kurt Summers, told the Chicago Sun-Times the tax is “consistent with our commitment to pursuing violence reduction in the city and in the county.”
If we are to follow Mr. Summers’ reasoning, it is also part of a commitment to make it more difficult for residents to protect themselves and their families from criminals.