POSTED: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 6:36pm
UPDATED: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 11:07am
Tyler, Texas — Another absurd affront to the 2nd Amendment.
Of course, it takes place in Illinois, a state that hates guns and gun owners.
A state politician wants to slap on a 2% tax on all boxes of ammunition.
The reason, besides just hating gun owners???
To pay for the trauma centers in Chicago which usually deal with gunshot wounds.
So that would mean an additional 50 cents on to a $25 box of shells.
$25 is the average price for ammo in Chicagoland. (very high)
You may think this is a good idea, but here is why it's wrong-headed.
First of all, you should not be penalized for exercising your rights in the Constitution.
Second of all, the people have to go through a very rigorous program in Illinois to
have a gun.
They are mainly law-abiding citizens. That's why they go through the process.
I've said even here in Texas, the DPS number shows folks who go through handgun classes commit less that 1% of the crime in our state.
Of course this idiot lawmaker never sees the people who are shooting people up in Chicago are thugs and criminals. They are the ones causing the problem.
Why not fine them?
Why not hold back a certain amount of money seized in drug busts.
No, it's easier to go after law-abiding citizens.
But I tell ya. Folks are becoming more savvy about their rights and gun rights.
I can assure you every gun owner I know, and I am one, votes.
They vote often and know the issues.
The citizens of Illinois need to vote these politicians out who are playing games with their rights.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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