I read with interest, in my local rag.......that Cook County, Chicago board Pres. Toni Preckwinkle wants to put a five cent tax on every bullet sold, and a $25 tax for every firearm sold. The money would supposedly be used for various county services including medical care for gunshot victims. LE would not have to pay, but 40 federally licensed dealers would. I laughed so hard, I almost fell off my chair. She stated that gun violence in Cook County is devastating and the wide availability of ammo only exacerbates the problem. Since you can purchase ammo on line, I wonder who will be monitoring this, at what cost. to make sure that all laws are being followed, taxes paid, etc. I think, there goes the money! It was also mentioned that some of the money would be used to treat the gangbangers shooting each other. One of the most ridiculous things that I have read in some time. Give liberal society too much time to think, and these are the types of things that they come up with. If it wasn't so ludicris, it would be scary.
I read about that tax proposal. It's a $0.05 tax on each bullet (.22 or .45).
Aren't handguns illegal in Chicago?
They dropped the tax on bullets because the tax would be more than the bullet. They are still going after the $25 for firearm purchase in a store and they'll probably get it. Guns are not illegal in Chicago, just cook county. (Local humor) The FOID card I used to carry allowed me to purchase ammo and firearms in the suburbs. It was said that the person was registered but not the firearm. This new tax might be another step towards that gun registration. I am now in Colorado but my brother and nephew are still back in Kane County Illinois. I have a CCW card, they're jealous.
The bullet tax is gone and the sales tax is in but look what else just happened. . . They are going to allow Conceal Carry finally. Wonder if my Colorado CCW license will be honored back home.
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the ban was unconstitutional and lawmakers have 180 days to write a law that legalizes carrying concealed weapons.
CHICAGO — In a major victory for gun rights advocates, a federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down a ban on carrying concealed weapons in Illinois — the only remaining state where carrying concealed weapons is entirely illegal — and gave lawmakers 180 days to write a law that legalizes it.
In overturning a lower court decision, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the ban was unconstitutional and suggested a law legalizing concealed carry is long overdue in a state where gun advocates had vowed to challenge the ban on every front.
"There is no suggestion that some unique characteristic of criminal activity in Illinois justifies the state's taking a different approach from the other 49 states," said Judge Richard Posner, who wrote the court's majority opinion. "If the Illinois approach were demonstrably superior, one would expect at least one or two other states to have emulated it."
Before Obama the 223 was $3.50. After the elections, $7.50. How much should we pay for a box of 223?