This has to be one of the dumber tax suggestions, only in Chicago could you have an elected official propose something like this. The want to add a bullet tax thinking this will deter crime. Lets look at this from a realistic view. making ammo more expensive for your law abiding citizens only means that some won’t have enough money to protect their family. The idea that adding a tax will prevent those wishing to do others harm is insane. If for some strange reason they can’t afford the new price, they can go out of state or use some other type of weapon. Now instead of getting the normal revenue from ammo sales, people will just buy their ammo from another area that does not have the idiot tax. I mean ammo tax.. Unreal, not sure how these people get elected but I guess people buy into their B.S. Here is the link
The economy has been in the tank for so long that I am not shocked that the crime rate has gone up. Not saying its ok to steal or injury others , just pointing out the obvious.
The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics reported Wednesday that the increase in the number of violent crimes was the result of an upward swing in simple assaults, which rose 22 percent, from 4 million in 2010 to 5 million last year. The incidence of rape, sexual assault and robbery remained largely unchanged, as did serious violent crime involving weapons or injury.
Property crimes were up 11 percent in 2011, from 15.4 million in 2010 to 17 million, according to the bureau’s annual national crime victimization survey. Household burglaries rose 14 percent, from 3.2 million to 3.6 million. The number of thefts jumped by 10 percent, from 11.6 million to 12.8 million.
Now they do say that we should not jump to conclusions as this is still one of the best numbers in recent history. Link
Jobless numbers are reported back to same level of the last 18 months, its amazing what happens when you include all the data.
Screw it, to much crap in the news. Everyone have a good day……..