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$25-a-gun sales tax approved in Chicago area

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This item follows on from an article we published a month ago, whereby Ms Preckwinkle proposed a “Bullet Tax”. Since then, CCRKBA said there was a partial retreat on Cook County violence tax, but only a start.


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.”

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.

The vote follows a violent Chicago summer, when some weekends left multiple people killed and dozens of others injured in shootings, NBC Chicago.com reported. The city’s murder rate is up 25 percent for the year, and the Cook County Jail is near capacity with 9,000-plus inmates.

The National Rifle Association ahead of the vote said the “misguided and burdensome” gun tax “continues to penalize law-abiding gun owners for exercising their fundamental right to keep and bear arms.”


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h/t  MadJack

» 47 Comments

  1. RANDO

    November 20th, 2012

    Prickwrinkle !?!!
    Join the NRA, People.

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  2. Mr. Pinko

    November 20th, 2012

    How about a brain tax for anyone in Government office?

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  3. CrustyB

    November 20th, 2012

    No problem. I’ll just keep buying my guns under the table. Tax that.

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  4. Freeshiticus

    November 20th, 2012

    - registration
    - tax
    - confiscation
    - massive taxes
    - work camp for the survivors

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  5. Reg

    November 20th, 2012

    Will the last white person out of Chimpcago please turn off the light?

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  6. Doc

    November 20th, 2012

    If Al Sharpton had a son…he would look like HER!

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  7. Freeshiticus

    November 20th, 2012

    James Earl Prickwinkie

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  8. Carlos The Jackal

    November 20th, 2012

    Because, of course, all the criminals who use guns violently always buy them legally at an FFL gun shop…

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  9. Edith McCrotch

    November 20th, 2012

    I’d like to see the response if a white politician tried that on the fine Cook County citizenry.

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  10. Mr. Happy

    November 20th, 2012

    A “violence tax”? Why not a second amendment rights tax?

    Either way, if they really wanted to decrease “violence” why not levy an additional tax on rap music?
    I would compare the demographic “violence” rates between lawful gun owners to ghetto rats (that all look like they could be Obama’s non-existent son) any day.

    This tax has a disparate impact upon white people and as such should be challenged.

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  11. Freeshiticus

    November 20th, 2012

    Race tax. Just like 0bama’s tanning tax. phuk em !

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  12. cfm990

    November 20th, 2012

    In a city that has strict gun laws. the violent, will never be taxed. Thugs get their guns outside the mainstream. If you truly want to end the violence, do away with the violent.

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  13. Freeshiticus

    November 20th, 2012

    If you pay the violence tax can you go out and raise hell, kick the shit out of faggots and liberals, because you are all paid up? I might go for that.

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  14. Bad Brad

    November 20th, 2012

    Please don’t send her to California.

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  15. Johnny Freedom

    November 20th, 2012

    Someone needs to introduce a 25 dollar tax on free speech in Chicago too… and then tar and feather these communist shitheads and ride them on a rail into Lake Michigan.

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  16. cfm990

    November 20th, 2012

    Ps. tonight I E-mailed an individual, for the purchase of a Beretta PX4 Storm. As of yet, a totally legal sale.

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  17. Noelegy

    November 20th, 2012

    I have a feeling all of that gun violence is coming from gun sales that don’t go down in stores, if you know what I mean. Kind of hard to tax those sales. 0000000000000000000

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  18. Noelegy

    November 20th, 2012

    Forgive the row of 0s. My cat typed those.

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  19. F.D.R. in Hell

    November 20th, 2012

    I was going to name my third son Preckwinkle, but Eleanor said it was racist…so we named him Elliott.

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  20. Mr.Gates

    November 20th, 2012

    There should be a sitting duck tax for inviting violence by being unarmed.

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  21. J Frank Parnell

    November 20th, 2012

    I know her! She’s Leslie Horwinkle’s daughter-in-law. Wonder how he’s been since the bailiff whacked his peepee.

    (name the reference)

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  22. Mr.Gates

    November 20th, 2012

    Wait a minute. There were shootings in Chicago!? How is that even possible?

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  23. Eleanor in Hell

    November 20th, 2012

    Franklin, you idiot. That’s was your choice for the name of the dog, but we named him “Murray the Outlaw of Falahill” or Fala, for short.

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  24. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    November 20th, 2012

    There’s always Lake, McHenry, Kane and Dupage Counties plus the states of Indiana and Wisconsin all within a morning’s drive.

    Prickwinkle. What’s her first name, Urethra?

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  25. Wyatt, Insensitive Progressive Jerk

    November 20th, 2012

    Cheech and Chong?

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  26. J Frank Parnell

    November 20th, 2012

    Wyatt, you are correct sir! I give you my hairpiece.

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  27. FreedomCat

    November 20th, 2012

    Should be called CRook County.

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  28. Buffalobob

    November 20th, 2012

    because nearly 70 percent of the victims don’t have health insurance, What, I thought obamacare was going to take care of that. Or does being shot before qualify as a preexisting condition?

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  29. eternal cracker p

    November 20th, 2012

    Does this mean I can charge Chicago cops an additional $25 per gun while trading in a gun at their cash-for-guns program?

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  30. old_oaks

    November 20th, 2012

    Mega Sports and Rinks just got a windfall!

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  31. bunnirabid

    November 20th, 2012

    won’t obamacare cover that $52,000 of uninsured medical by forcing victims to buy insurance?

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  32. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    November 20th, 2012

    Great news folks, now those criminals will think twice before using a gun.

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  33. Ten Megaton

    November 20th, 2012

    When you declare the gun to pay the tax you get arrested for having a gun.

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  34. Stranded in Sonoma

    November 20th, 2012

     
  35. Ten Megaton

    November 20th, 2012

    Next they will want to tax your bowel movements.

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  36. Ten Megaton

    November 20th, 2012

    “The vote follows a violent Chicago summer, when some weekends left multiple people killed and dozens of others injured in shootings, NBC Chicago.com reported. The city’s murder rate is up 25 percent for the year, and the Cook County Jail is near capacity with 9,000-plus inmates.”

    And not one of those doing the shooting is gonna pay no goddamn violence tax. What is this moron thinking.

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  37. Rick

    November 20th, 2012

    How is this significantly different from a poll tax?

    Or, as mentioned above, a tax on the exercise o free speech?

    Seems like the increase in shootings has occurred since Rahm Emanuel took over as mayor. Is he incompetent, or is he just not “allowing a crisis to go to waste”? Or is he just generating data to justify more gun control for Chitcago or the rest of Illinois?

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  38. Ten Megaton

    November 20th, 2012

    That’s like asking a bank robber to pay a theft tax on the way out of the bank.

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  39. GI-had Joe

    November 20th, 2012

    Interesting….the % of uninsured parallels the % of victims that are black. Maybe Miss Periwinkle should advocate for a law that stops blacks from owning guns.

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  40. Nutjob

    November 20th, 2012

    How about a dumbshit tax? Illinoise could pay off its debt and the gunshot hospital bills.

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  41. Nutjob

    November 20th, 2012

    Or better yet a criminal tax.

    For every criminal that commits a crime, he pays restitution to the victim and his/her hospital bill.
    Sine when did it become societies problem to pay for the victims of criminals hospital bills?

    For every crime you commit, your gubment benefits in food shelter, housing, internet phone, blah, blah, blah, gets reduced 50%.

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  42. chiefillinicake

    November 20th, 2012

    must. move. ahead. somehow….

    feels. HEAVY.

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  43. Bad Brad

    November 20th, 2012

    Chief, Keep your chin up dude.

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  44. Eleanor in Hell

    November 21st, 2012

    Periwinkle looks like the love child of my affair with Alex Haley in 1946.

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  45. Bloodless Coup

    November 21st, 2012

    Must Watch Video

    DHS Ready For Massive Civil Unrest, Internment Of “Dissidents”

    http://ppsimmons.blogspot.com/2012/11/dhs-ready-for-massive-civil-unrest.html

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  46. BobK

    November 21st, 2012

    These politicians in in Chicago and Crook County have their heads up their butts. They think taxes solve everything.

    When they earth needs an enema, Chicago is where the tube goes.

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  47. Unruly Refugee

    November 21st, 2012

    I hope she is the last surviving PrickWanker. That is a terrible name.

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