We see this from the Chicago Sun-Times, sent to me by a retired big-city police official whose career taught him to carry his gun always. He still does, and recommends that other good people do too, even if they aren’t ex-cops like him. http://www.suntimes.com/15644719-761/cook-county-mulling-violence-tax-on-guns-and-ammunition.html .
Ya wanna know who’s shooting people unlawfully in Cook County? Ask any Cook County deputy, or any Chicago cop. “It’s the gang-bangers, stupid!” If you don’t already follow my favorite police blog, Second City Cop, you can find it here: http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/. They’ll tell you the truth that so much of Chicago’s mainstream media pointedly ignores, out of political correctness.
But instead, we see a feelgood politician trying to tax the law-abiding people who are least likely to harm the innocent, ignoring the fact that it will be ignored by the people most likely to steal the guns and ammo they use to commit their heinous crimes.
They didn’t name it “the windy city” for what Nature blows in from across Lake Michigan, so much as they named it after the clueless blowhard politicians who flourish there.