- Published: Tuesday, April 03, 2012 03:35 PM
A Weekly Update on Issues with Illinois State Senator Gary Forby...
Several short weeks ago, we learned that the mayor of Chicago and several of his pet politicians were gearing up to attack our Second Amendment rights. They wanted to make us register our handguns and pay a $20 per gun fee. They also wanted to create a new tax on ammunition. Most of the money from these gun taxes would go to Chicago-area programs.
With the help of law-abiding supporters of the Second Amendment from every corner of Illinois, we decided to fight back. We told the mayor of Chicago that he has a crime problem, not a gun problem. After all, guns don’t kill people; people kill people. We told him that the gang members in Chicago wouldn’t register their guns and would try to get around the ammo tax. Only law-abiding hunters and Second Amendment supporters would pay the mayor’s ridiculous fees and taxes. The people of Southern Illinois would end up paying for Chicago’s anti-violence programs, and that just isn’t fair.