So much for Scalias's "Right to Bear Arms" interpretation of the ConstitutionSubmitted by ronb28135 on Wed, 11/14/2012 - 13:47
Justice Scalia's interpretation of the 2nd Amendment left a big loophole through which Rahm Emanuel took the opportunity to not let a good crisis go to waste -- AGAIN. Thank you Tony for your progressive's interpretation of the Constitution. After all it is only a piece of paper and it only means whatever satisfies the Court's agenda at the time. What is Tony's interpretation -- crony jurisprudence maybe?
A controversial "violence tax" on guns in the Chicago area was approved Friday by Cook County commissioners, NBCChicago.com reported.
The $25 tax on every gun purchased in the county -- city law prohibits gun sales in Chicago -- is meant to offset health care and other costs of gun violence, Board President Toni Preckwinkle said.
"Gun violence is a real problem for us," she said. "It's a problem for us in our criminal justice system and it's a problem for us in our health care system, and I make no apologies for the proposal."
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Preckwinkle said the average shooting victim cost taxpayers $52,000 in acute care because nearly 70 percent of the victims don't have health insurance, NBCChicago.com reported.