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

Discussion in 'Legal' started by dc dalton, Oct 19, 2013.

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  1. dc dalton

    dc dalton Member

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    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
     
  2. TCB in TN

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    Why don't they just pass a law taxing illegal drug sales to fund it? ;)
     
  3. Trent

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    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.)
     
  4. Librarian

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    And people say the ideas from California don't really spread to other states ...

    2002 Senate Constitutional Amendment No. 12
    2003 AB 602
    2004 AB 2858
    No bad legislative idea ever dies.
     
  5. wow6599

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    It's called Chicago.....
     
  6. valnar

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    Just charge more for the ammo in the high crime areas. You know, shop local stay local mentality.
     
  7. Neo-Luddite

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    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.
     
  8. Carl N. Brown

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    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).
     
  9. 316SS

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    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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