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Preckwinkle pushes Cook County gun tax to fund anti-gun lobbyists

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Preckwinkle pushes Cook County gun tax to fund anti-gun lobbyists

A leader of Illinois’ chief advocacy organization working to restore gun rights to Illinois gun owners denounced Oct. 31 plan by the Cook County Board of Commissioners to tax gun sales and use the proceeds to fund gun control lobbyists.

“The problem with the Cook County Board is that its members are convinced that the public is as gullible as they are,” said Richard A. Pearson, the executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association.

Pearson said Toni R. Preckwinkle, the board president for the county that includes Chicago, its suburbs and some unincorporated communities, is wrong to propose a $25 transfer tax on gun sales whose revenue would then be earmarked for the coffers of the groups dedicated to abolishing gun rights.

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14 Comments

  1. mathis1689

    November 1, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    They call Chicago the Windy City. It must have gotten that name from all the hot air that the politicians from there put out.

    • Jim D Childress

      November 2, 2012 at 2:04 am

      THE PEOPLE IN CHICAGO PUT OUT MORE HOT AIR THEN ALL OF TEXAS.
      SPENT TIME GOING TO SCHOOL THERE AND ALL I WANTED WAS A WAY OUT OF CHICAGO

  2. GrizzlyIX

    November 1, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Who actually gives a shite about Cook County? (And, just WHAT is a PRICKWINKLE, anyway? ! ? ! ?)

    • Jim D Childress

      November 2, 2012 at 2:05 am

      A PRICKWINKLE IS A WINKLED UP PRICK

    • granny

      November 2, 2012 at 11:15 am

      Thats a Prickwinkie to you. lol

  3. Jer

    November 1, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Probably not nice to suggest that anyone decent just leave Chicago.

  4. B.f. Caffrey

    November 1, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Arguing facts with liberal politicians like Preckwinkle won’t do any good. She’ll only claim little children are dying and “something” must be done. So, let’s put it in perspective for her. This is like proclaiming that since there is a drug problem in the black communities, we’re going to add a $5 per bottle tax on prescription and OTC drugs to fund anti-drug programs run by — the Klu Klux Klan. Her plan, in its most basic form, it legally extorting one group to fund a different group so that it can continue trying to violate the first group’s civil rights.

    • bobalo59

      November 2, 2012 at 10:21 am

      Excellent example and your dead on. This freak show called Chicago politics is a joke. I just don’t understand how people can live in such a place. I had friends in Ill. and they agree with this crap. I tell them the facts and they just resort you your initial argument about how the children are being killed, blah, blah, blah, they just don’t get it.

  5. 2War Abn Vet

    November 1, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Does anyone think criminals care a whit about this political posturing? It’s merely something to punish the law abiding citizens and make politicians feel good about themselves..

  6. Jim D Childress

    November 2, 2012 at 2:02 am

    WHAT SHE GOING TO DO WHEN A RAPEST BREAKS INTO HER HOME ,RUN AND HIDE UNDER THE BED WHILE HER CHILDREN OR GRAND CHILDREN CRY FOR HELP.

  7. john a.

    November 2, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Let us just keep the guns in the hands of the criminals and we can all feel safe. I have a bridge in brooklyn i would like to sell you.

    • bobalo59

      November 2, 2012 at 10:22 am

      You sure its still there? Yes I’m one of those that don’t give a crap about that cess pool called NYC. Keep it, and its problems caused by a power mad mayor.

      • granny

        November 2, 2012 at 11:25 am

        I strongly feel that GOD sent them a message (Sandy message for NYC). Its called Urban renewal and straighten up your dumb act. Too many foreigners like NYC because it reminds them of their 3rd World Countries. I have no desire to visit either of those places. But will keep my guns handy in my State. Ya gotta love Texas….guns in plain sight and everybody has one on the hip. However, the illegals are trying to take it over and believe me the lower half is mostly hispanics.

  8. granny

    November 2, 2012 at 11:13 am

    She is a “richard” head. Who in their right mind would go to Chicago or NY as they both will arrest you if you have a weapon. They arrested a military man that had just arrived and was carrying a concealed weapon but he told them. Bet she sends all those confiscated weapons to the Cartels. Prickwinkie no doubt knows all about the fast & furious. Furious w/ the carriers that can’t get it there fast enough to the cartels.

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