Chatsworth, IL -(AmmoLand.com)- Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle officially announced today her intention to pass the county's first round of ammunition taxes during this Friday's county board meeting.
This initial tax will slap a penny a round on rimfire ammo and a nickel a round on centerfire ammo. According to Preckwinkle, the tax is being levied on gun owners in order to “…improve public safety.” As a gun owner, you know what a joke that is.
This week's tax on ammo will kick off what is certain to be a string of taxes on guns and ammo designed to suppress your right to keep and bear arms. The intent of this tax and those to follow is to make shooting too expensive for the average citizen.
Although there is probably little you can do to stop the Cook County Board from passing the tax, there sure is plenty you can do to let the county board know that you are displeased.
HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO DEFEND YOUR RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS:
1) Call each of the following numbers beginning tomorrow and continue to call them throughout the week as many times a day as you can and deliver this simple message to whomever answers the phone, “NO AMMO TAX”:
a) Cook County Switchboard (312) 603-5542
b) Cook County Board Switchboard (312) 443-5500
c) Commissioner Richard Boykin, Phone: (312) 603-4566 AND
Phone: (312) 603-4566
d) Commissioner Robert Steele, Phone: (312) 603-3019 AND
Phone: (773) 722-0140
e) Commissioner Stanley Moore, Phone: (312) 603-2065 AND
f) Commissioner Deborah Sims, Phone: (312) 603 6381 AND
Phone: (312) 603 6381
g) Commissioner Joan Murphy, Phone: (312) 603-4216 AND
Phone: (708) 389-2125
h) Commissioner Jesus Garcia, Phone: (312) 603-5443 AND
Phone: (312) 603-5443
i) Commissioner Luis Arroyo, Phone: (312) 603-6386 AND
Phone: (773) 417-4454
j) Commissioner Bridget Gainer, Phone: (312) 603-4210 AND
Phone: (773) 561-1010
k) Commissioner John Daley, Phone: (312) 603-4400 AND
Phone: (312) 603-4400
l) Commissioner John Fritchey, Phone: (312) 603-6380
m) Commissioner Larry Suffredin, Phone: (312)603-6383 AND
n) Commissioner Gregg Goslin, Phone: (312) 603-4932 AND
Phone: (847) 729-9300
o) Commissioner Timothy Schneider, Phone: (312) 603-6388 AND
Phone: (847) 640-1632
p) Commissioner Jeffrey Tobolksi, Phone: (312) 603-6384 AND
Phone: (708) 352-2301
q) Commissioner Sean Morrison, Phone: (312) 603-4215 AND
Phone: (708) 349-1336
2) Pass this alert on to all your family members and friends and tell them to call the numbers above every day through Friday
3) Post this alert to any and all Internet bulletin boards or blogs to which you belong. Be sure to post this alert on to all Social Media to which you belong.
4) REMEMBER – GUN CONTROL IS A DISEASE AND YOU ARE THE CURE
The ISRA is the state’s leading advocate of safe, lawful and responsible firearms ownership. Since 1903, the ISRA has represented the interests of over 1.5 million law-abiding Illinois firearm owners.
For more information, visit: www.isra.org.