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Old October 10, 2012, 10:33 AM   #1
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Cook County Violence Tax

Cook County politicians are considering adding a “Violence tax” to the sale of guns and ammunition to help reduce gun violence and offset the cost. These costs include medical cost of the uninsured shooting victim and the cost of incarceration of criminals.

I fear we could see more of this as Politicians look for ways to implement stealth gun control and to close their budget gaps. The average citizen might support the 2A, but may not really be concerned about increased taxes on guns, ammunition and reloading supplies.
A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that it ... gives people what they want instead of what a particular group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
- Milton Friedman

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