Politicians in Illinois’ Cook County, the most corrupt county in America are considering a so-called “violence tax” on guns and ammo. This move is purported to be aimed at curbing violence and closing the budget gap, but any rational person, knows this is Chicago style gun control that Obama has advocated for years.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is leading the charge for the tax, though the specific amount has not been disclosed.
Preckwinkle Chief of Staff Kurt Summers told the Chicago Sun-Times that while it wouldn’t be “popular” with the gun lobby, “it is consistent with our commitment to pursuing violence reduction in the city and in the county.”
Summers said gun violence costs the government in a number of ways, including the $143 a day it costs to keep someone in jail. Further, he said it costs $52,00 on average to treat a gunshot victim without insurance in the taxpayer-backed local hospital.
Fox News reports that homicides in Chicago are up 25% this year. But this tax would have no effect because virtually none of the gang bangers and violent criminals legally obtain their guns and ammo. The city won’t collect taxes on the back market sale of guns, which are responsible for the violent crime rate.
The tax would end up “jacking up the price of guns and ammunition” on people who legally purchase guns. Illiois is the ONLY state both open and concealed carry of handguns outside the home is illegal for all law abiding citizens. Chicago residents already have to overcome numerous hurdles and fees to legally purchase firearms. Yet Chicago, an entire GUN FREE ZONE city is the murder capital of America. Gun control and gun free zones are violent criminals best friend.
Chicago is the long time home of Obama and his corrupt Democrat political machine. Chicago and Cook County has a gun violence problem because Cook County has one of the highest high school drop-out rates, along with a massive drug problem, huge gang problems, and an out of control baby mama/dead beat dad welfare economy. Of course the Chicago solution to all this is a liberal fascist solution in violation of Second Amendment civil rights. The real mission is to make legal gun owners pay taxes they can’t afford on both guns and ammunition. Eventually law abiding citizens won’t be able to afford either.
Gun control is becoming ammunition control. New Jersey was the first state to take this approach. If the state can excessively tax and guns and ammunition, they control and limit legal firearms ownership. Law Abiding citizens are denied their civil rights. Cops and criminals will always be armed but will never pay taxes on their guns and ammo.
Wake up America. We’re become a country of morons who are electing liberal fascists to public office, including the highest office in the country.
Where you have the most armed citizens in America, you have the lowest violent crime rate. Where you have the worst gun control, you have the highest crime rate.