Friday, November 2, 2012

2012 Cook Co. Proposed Firearm Tax aka "The Bullet Tax"

Sigh... Cook Co. at it again...

For those of you just tuning in, Toni Preckwinkle, the Cook Co. Board President, was proposing a nickel-per-bullet "violence tax" in Cook Co. which would've been used to fund anti-gun initiatives. After serious lambasting, Preckwinkle accepted Cook Co. Commissioners John Fritchey's alternative plan which includes a $25.00 per-firearm tax in Cook Co. and a new "Gun Court".

Today, Preckwinkle's longtime opposition, former alderman, now Judge, Timothy Evans has put the brakes on the "Gun Court", citing legal and budgetary concerns as key concerns...

I guess we'll see what eventually happens, however, if you live in Cook Co. and are upset about this, consider calling your alderman, perhaps Cook Co. Commissioner John Fritchey's office, and Toni Preckwinkle's office too.

My thought? What a way to kill business in Cook Co.: That Cabela's in Hoffman Estates, Maxon's in Des Plaines, Shore Galleries in Lincolnwood, and various other sporting good stores would all, no doubt, feel the effects.

Sources: HuffPo, SunTimes, Daily Herald