Sunday, November 11, 2012

Illinois County Looks to Balance Budget Through Gun Tax

Joe Wright 
Activist Post

Illinois has a history of taking a strong stance against guns, and remains the only state which does not allow concealed carry in some form. With such strict measures, one would assume it to be the safest state in the union.

However, a disarmed populace offers little resistance to criminals, so Illinois actually comes in at #35 on the 2012 U.S. Peace Index. Even corporate media has had to admit that murder rates remain the same even in tough gun law states.

In a new tax scheme covered in the video below, gun buyers in Cook County, IL will have to pay an additional $25 per purchase in what is of course being dubbed "the violence tax." Citing a massive 25% spike in gun-related violence in the Chicago area, the county feels that this new tax "properly reflects the values and priorities" of the administration.

This new tax should more properly be called "the survival tax," as it only penalizes those who might seek out a proven way to defend oneself against rising crime. By calling it a "violence tax" it implies that gun buyers are overwhelmingly violent people. The Second Amendment to the Constitution does not draw this conclusion.



Read other articles by Activist Post Here





BE THE CHANGE! PLEASE SHARE THIS USING THE TOOLS BELOW


If you enjoy our work, please donate to keep our website going.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm sure this will hurt gangbanger's profits when they go to get guns. (Sarcasm intended)

Anonymous said...

Who is dumb enough to buy guns in illinois? Go to Wisconsin or Ohio or.....

JOSE said...

This has to be where it all begins.

Anonymous said...

Considering IL could not balance their budget if they were given the money to do it, this will fail. It is nothing more that gun control, and IL is famous for it. Why do you think their is a murder an hour in Chicongo, on some days? Gun control does nothing more than disarm the citizens. If you are dumb enough to live in IL, say no more...

Anonymous said...

They are passing the deficit to the suburbs taking the suburbs earned revenue. City of Chicago pay 1% RE Tax, suburbs go as high as 3% depending where you live.

Anonymous said...

Vote with your FEET and get out of the state....

Anonymous said...

The best view of chicago was in my rearview mirror

Anonymous said...

Ammunition tax next?

Anonymous said...

Here is yet another way for peaceful Caucasian citizens to pay for "kneegrow" violence!

Anonymous said...

If you do not pay the tax- you don't get a gun- That is infringement!
If you can't afford the tax- you don't get a gun- That is infringement!
Rights should not be taxable!
You can bet the corrupt and evil collector will use the tax for their own interests, like trying to ban guns or a week in Las Vegas.

Anonymous said...

If they're so sure this plan will work then maybe they can put up all of their worldly possessions as a guarantee. None of these entities is ever responsible for making a profit, not city, county, state, fed, military, police, politicians or even too big to fails, nobody but you, and if you don't then it's homeless or prison.

Anonymous said...

People will simply buy their firearms outside of CRook County, just like they do with cigarettes.

Post a Comment