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Cook County Board Finance Committee Advances Ammunition Tax

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Article first appeared at Ammoland.com

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Ammoland.com – The Cook County Board Finance Committee voted in favor of a proposed ammunition tax which will now advance to the full Cook County Board for approval.

Several spoke against the tax during the committee hearing. Todd Vandermyde of the NRA reminded the committee that the county is still involved in a lawsuit over a 2013 tax passed on firearms sold in the county. He also informed the board that several gun stores are located close to the county border and could very easily decide to relocate outside the county, taking ALL their sales tax with them.

Thank you to Commissioners Fritchie, Schneider, and Morrison for speaking out against the tax. The tax was approved by the committee with a vote of 9 to 6 and 2 absent. Commissioners voted as follows.

  • Luis Arroyo Jr. (8th) – Aye
  • Richard R. Boykin (1st) – Aye
  • Jerry “Iceman” Butler – Aye
  • John P. Daley (11th) – Aye
  • John A. Fritchey (12th)- No
  • Bridget Gainer (10th) – Absent
  • Jesus G. Garcia (7th) – Aye
  • Gregg Goslin (14th) – No
  • Stanley Moore (4th)- Aye
  • Sean M. Morrison (17th)- No
  • Joan Patricia Murphy – Aye
  • Timothy O. Schneider (15th) – No
  • Peter N. Silvestri (9th) – No
  • Deborah Sims (5th) – Aye
  • Robert Steele (2nd) – Absent
  • Larry Suffredin (13th) – Aye
  • Jeffrey R. Tobolski (16th) – No

If you live in, shop in, or ever visit Cook County, contact the board members immediately and oppose this unfair tax. The full board meets again on Nov. 18, 2015.

We know if the county passes this tax, they will take the same initiative to Springfield. Let’s stop this before it spreads!!

Cook County District maps are available here.

Richard R. Boykin (1st)
Main Office Phone: (312) 603-4566
Main Office Fax: (312) 603-3696
Email: [email protected]

Robert Steele (2nd)
Main Office Phone: (312) 603-3019
Main Office Fax: (312) 603-4055
District Phone: (773) 722-0140
District Fax: (773) 722-0145
Email: [email protected]

Jerry “Iceman” Butler (3rd)
Main Office Phone: (312) 603 6391
Main Office Fax: (312) 603-5671
Email: [email protected]

Stanley Moore (4th)
Main Office Phone: (312) 603-2065
Main Office Fax: (312) 603-2039
District Phone: (773)783-2412
District Fax: (773)783-2799
Email: [email protected]

Deborah Sims (5th)
Main Office Phone: (312) 603 6381
District Phone: (708) 371-4251
District Fax: (708) 371-4376
Email: [email protected]

Joan Patricia Murphy (6th)
Main Office Phone: (312) 603-4216
Main Office Fax: (312) 603-3693
District Phone: (708) 389-2125
District Fax: (708) 389-2240
Email: [email protected]

Jesus G. Garcia (7th)
Main Office Phone: (312) 603-5443
Main Office Fax: (312) 603-3759
District Phone: (773) 376-2700
District Fax: (773) 376-3320
Email: [email protected]

Luis Arroyo Jr. (8th)
Main Office Phone: (312) 603-6386
Main Office Fax: (312) 603-9531
Email: [email protected]

Peter N. Silvestri (9th)
Main Office Phone: (312) 603-4393
Main Office Fax: (312) 603-1154
District Phone:(773) 444-0346
District Fax:(773) 444-0373
Email: [email protected]

Bridget Gainer (10th)
Main Office Phone: (312) 603-4210
Main Office Fax: (312) 603-3695
District Phone: (773) 561-1010
District Fax: (773) 561-1025
Email: [email protected]

John P. Daley (11th)
Phone: (312) 603-4400
Fax: (312) 603-6688
Email: [email protected]

John A. Fritchey (12th)
Main Office Phone: (312) 603-6380
Main Office Fax: (312) 603-1265
District Phone: (773)71-4000
District Fax: (773) 423-0392
Email: [email protected]

Larry Suffredin (13th)
Main Office Phone: (312)603-6383
Main Office Fax: (312)603-3622
Email: [email protected]

Gregg Goslin (14th)
Main Office Phone: (312) 603-4932
Main Office Fax: (312) 603-3686
District Phone: (847) 729-9300
District Fax: (847) 729-2279
Email: [email protected]

Timothy O. Schneider (15th)
Main Office Phone: (312)603-6388
Main Office Fax: (312) 603-6500
District Phone: (847) 640-1632
District Fax: (847) 640-1910
Email: [email protected]

Jeffrey R. Tobolski (16th)
Main Office Phone: (312) 603-6384
Main Office Fax: (312) 603-4744
District Phone: (708) 352-2301
District Fax: (708) 352-2197
[email protected]

Sean M. Morrison (17th)
Main Office Phone: (312) 603-4215
Main Office Fax: (312) 603-2014
District Phone: (708) 349-1336
District Fax: (708) 349-1627
Email: [email protected]

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