4/02/2013

Yet another tax for buying guns in Chicago

With licensing and registration fees and training costs, this additional tax is part of the overall burden put on people.  From the Chicago Tribune:
People buying guns in Cook County will pay an extra $25 for each weapon under a new tax that goes into effect today. 
Although the tax has been challenged in court, County Board President Toni Preckwinkle heralded it during a news conference in Pilsen, where she was surrounded by gun safety advocates, the family of gun violence victims and clergy.
“We cannot allow gun violence to become commonplace,” Preckwinkle said, calling gun violence an “epidemic. 
The $600,000 the tax is expected to raise this year would help defray the costs of treating indigent gunshot victims at Stroger Hospital, county officials have said. The taxpayer-funded public hospital treats about 670 gunshot victims each year at an average cost of $52,000, Preckwinkle said. . . .

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Blogger Blaine Holzer said...

I used to tell people that I was born in Chicago without cringing. So Rahm Emanuel, Garry McCarthy, not to mention Obama and his moronic side-kick Biden all want to keep the poor blacks in Chicago defenseless against career criminal gang bangers and the jack booted police - both armed to the teeth. Is it a personal vendetta by Obama against his previous neighbors?
What might really help is arming the poor law abiding folks who find themselves in a war zone. I wonder who is the biggest threat to them - the gang bangers or the police? Can you even imagine the horror of living in a city run by Emanuel and his "top cop" the out-of-his-mind McCarthy? God - I'd walk out with what ever I could carry on my back. What a nightmare they live in!

4/05/2013 4:05 AM  
Blogger Michelle Courtney DeFiore said...

They are always adding or increasing the tax of new guns because they are trying to stop them from buying. Just buy usedguns if you are afraid of the taxes.

12/26/2013 6:59 PM  

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