Skip to comments.Editorial: County tax on guns, ammo a reasonable idea (IL)
Posted on 10/10/2012 9:31:25 AM PDT by marktwain
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I’ll leave it to my learned co-conservatives to knock this idiotic suggestion out of the park.
I’m waiting for this cretiness to start stage one: getting all those felons out there to register their guns so that they can be taxed.
The stupidity of a liberal knows no bounds.
It is not surprising that they fail to mention that increasing numbers of guns has coincided with decreasing crimes with guns.
Example of the communists attempt to control and the take over of America.
Let’s see, the people doing all the shooting already have to go outside the county to buy their handguns, do these idiots really think they won’t do the same for ammo?
“Chicagos homicide rate is up 25 percent this year over last. So it doesnt seem at all unreasonable to us to ask purchasers of guns and ammunition to help defray the cost.”
Typical, hugely-flawed, lib-dem-gun grabber “logic”.
Cause or effect?
Why not add a violence tax to car sales? After all, cars are used in drive by shootings. Or a violence tax to alcohol? Or the sale of rap music? Or half a dozen other ancillary objects?
Instead, they should tax cocaine, heroin, crack, spinners, hip hop and rap.
I don't think Cook County even recognizes the Constitution anymore.
I can just see the unintended consequences of this one.
Huge tax on ammunition. Black-market ammunition reloaders move into Chicago. Supplying ammo becomes the new rum-running of petty criminals. Soon, people start getting killed by firearms blowing up in their hands. Then there is a cry for government regulation and standards on ammo so that “innocent” “youths” are not hurt by this evil “drug.” Oh, yes, we will soon need a full blown “war on ammo!”
This is not about the budget, it is about the illusion of gun control and more specifically about politicians fear of an armed and angry electorate.
It makes perfect sense if you are a gun hating liberal.
Tax someone else - great idea from a liberal viewpoint!
Tax someone you dispise, to pay for your largesse, a perfect liberal idea.
I have an idea that is (equally flawed but) just as logical. Since the homicide rate is up so much, they should reduce the salary and benefits of the police force by 25% to help defray the costs.
Maybe we should be taxing the gang member “yoots”?
“Editorial: County tax on guns, ammo a reasonable idea (IL)”
Since the apparent goal is to raise revenue, improve the quality of life, and deter bad behavior, here’s an even MORE reasonable idea; involuntary organ donation for criminals involved in a shooting. Someone’s got to pay for those emergency room “visits”, and I don’t think Mom and Dad’s insurance covers this.
That’d sure help, bigtime.
But if they’d just catch and ***KILL*** all the criminals, homicides would drop by 96%+. Zero recidivism.
Here in Texas we call it “permanent rehabilitation”.
this is like taxing rape victims for hospital treatment from rape violence.
seriously. law abiding folks who have guns are the victims, tax the people responsible for the violence. we know who they are, they are the criminals doing the crimes. they don’t get their guns and ammo from legit places. and if you’re mexican drug guy, Holder’s giving you guns on purpose.
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