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Incrementalism & 2nd Amendment. Cook County Plans Second Amendment Tax.

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.

Chicago is one of the most violent cities in the United States. The homicide rate is attributed to out of control gang activity. Experts say the violence is attributed to drug gangs and unemployment.

Despite the threat posed by drug gangs and a high property crime rate, Chicago has some of the most severe gun laws in the nation. It requires all firearms to be registered with the police, the sale of firearms is illegal within city limits, and the city has banned the possession of semi-automatic firearms.

In order for Chicago residents to practice their right under the Constitution to own firearms, the city demands they pay a $100 fee every three years and register every weapon at a cost of $15 per gun.

Preckwinkle’s scheme will make it even more difficult to exercise the Second Amendment in Cook County. In fact, the county admits that the tax is designed to discourage residents from owning firearms.


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If it is illegal

to own semi-automatic firearms in Chicago, wouldn't all guns besides single shot be illegal? A revolver is considered "semi-automatic," me thinks law-makers do not know the difference between automatic and semi-automatic.

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James

It figures that diabolical puke Rahm Emanuel supports it.

'Rahm supports Preckwinkle violence tax on guns and bullets'
By Fran Spielman on October 10, 2012 9:33 AM

"Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is getting flak from the powerful gun lobby for her proposal to slap a "violence tax" on guns and bullets, but she's got a friend in Mayor Rahm Emanuel."

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Only "The People" should be allowed to own guns

The police should be banned from having weapons of any kind. They are suppose to protect US...not keep making it harder for us to use our guns.

EVERYTHING is the exact OPPOSITE of how things are suppose to be.