Illinois At It Again - this time a 2% surcharge on ammunition


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dc dalton
October 19, 2013, 11:20 AM
Illinois is at it again, this time it's a bill that requires a 2% surcharge on all ammunition sales that would fund a state 'High Crime Trauma Center Grant Fund'.

In other words they want legal gun owners to fund trauma centers in high crime areas (eg: gang infested areas):

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Illinois-Gun-Law-HB3714/State-Law/9990

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TCB in TN
October 19, 2013, 09:49 PM
Why don't they just pass a law taxing illegal drug sales to fund it? ;)

Trent
October 19, 2013, 10:47 PM
Nothing surprises me here in this vile state I live in, anymore.

I don't see this going anywhere with the current house of representatives.

But knowing Illinois politics it will be another chip in play this session on gun rights. "Tit-for-tat"... the way Illinois works we may get something loosened up somewhere if we concede on x/y/z.

(It's how we got personal background checks and other stuff crammed down our throats with the passage of concealed carry.)

Librarian
October 19, 2013, 11:39 PM
And people say the ideas from California don't really spread to other states ...

2002 Senate Constitutional Amendment No. 12 (http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/01-02/bill/sen/sb_0001-0050/sca_12_bill_20020409_introduced.html) This measure would require that revenues collected pursuant to the
additional tax be deposited in the Trauma Center Fund, which the
measure would create.
2003 AB 602 (http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/03-04/bill/asm/ab_0601-0650/ab_602_bill_20030218_introduced.html) This bill would impose a fee of 10 cents on every munition, as defined, sold at retail. The fees would be paid to the State Board of Equalization, and deposited in the Trauma Center Fund, a continuously appropriated fund that would be established by the bill. The Trauma Center Fund would be used to reimburse emergency services providers for the costs of treating
gunshot wounds and injuries, as specified.
2004 AB 2858 (http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/03-04/bill/asm/ab_2851-2900/ab_2858_bill_20040220_introduced.html) This bill would, subject to exceptions, impose a fee of 10% of the
retail sale price on every munition and a fee of 5% of the retail
sale price on every handgun, as defined, sold at retail. The fees
would be paid to the State Board of Equalization, and deposited in
the Firearm Victims' Reimbursement Fund. The Firearm Victims'
Reimbursement Fund would be used, upon appropriation, to pay
firearm-injury victims for uncompensated pecuniary losses and to pay
for related administrative costs, as specified.
No bad legislative idea ever dies.

wow6599
October 21, 2013, 12:05 PM
In other words they want legal gun owners to fund trauma centers in high crime areas

It's called Chicago.....

valnar
October 21, 2013, 02:36 PM
Just charge more for the ammo in the high crime areas. You know, shop local stay local mentality.

Neo-Luddite
October 21, 2013, 02:45 PM
They don't sell ammo in Chi. This won't go anywhere. The ISRA has been keeping the momentum up so we don't slide into Cali.

Carl N. Brown
October 21, 2013, 03:54 PM
To strike below the belt, it is the tactical equivalent of taxing everyone's gasoline or automobiles to fund a trauma center for mynas transported across state lines for immoral porpoises (Mann Act violation).

Why should legitimate users of a lawful product be taxed to pay for criminal acts by other parties with that lawful product?

Locally we have had drug related murders with hammer, knife, baseball bat and rock. Is anyone going to propose to tax hammers, knives, baseball bats and rocks, or do they reserve their compassion only for victims of violent people with guns?

This line of thinking needs to be nipped in the bud (California and Chicago).

316SS
October 21, 2013, 05:11 PM
To strike below the belt, it is the tactical equivalent of taxing everyone's gasoline or automobiles to fund a trauma center for mynas transported across state lines for immoral porpoises (Mann Act violation).

First, I thought mynas? Porpoises? What is this, Wild Kingdom? Then I read it aloud, and it all made sense ... "Da two yoots transported mynas ovah state lines for immoral porpoises, in violation of da Mann Act." :D

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