Wednesday, November 14, 2012

What If Chicago?

A while back a group of people in Chicago had a Twitter campaign aimed at trying to brainstorm ideas on how to curb gun violence in the city. After a few days of #whatifchicago trending it was over. I haven't heard much since then. Until today.

Lawmakers have approved a "violence tax" on firearms sold in Cook County. 25$ will be added to every firearm purchased. Apparently, in the eyes of these law makers, all gun owners are criminals. They are under the impression that Chicago 's skyrocketing murder rates are the result of law-abiding citizens voluntarily subjecting themselves to background checks by buying from a reputable dealer. I never thought California would look good, but compared to Chicago, we have it made here.

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