The board will hold four public hearings on the 2013 Executive Budget over the next week beginning this evening. The National Shooting Sports Foundation has issued an action alert on these hearings and suggests that those who can attend one of these meetings make their voice heard. The hearing date and times are below. Note that if you want to testify you must sign up first.
Even if you can't attend one of these hearings, the NSSF suggests calling the members of the Cook County Board and expressing your displeasure over the "violence tax". A list of board members and their phone numbers can be found here.Over the next week, there have been four public hearings scheduled on the proposed 2013 Executive Budget. If possible please attend one these hearings and testify in opposition to the tax. You must sign up first to testify.
Date Time Location Thursday, Oct. 25 6:30 p.m. Second District Courthouse
5600 Old Orchard Road, Conf. Room 201
Friday, Oct. 26 9 a.m. Cook County Building
118 N. Clark St. Board Room, Rm. 569
Tuesday, Oct. 30 6:30 p.m. Sixth District Courthouse
16501 S. Kedzie Pkwy., Courtroom 098
Thursday, Nov. 1 6:30 p.m. Fourth District Courthouse
1500 South Maybrook Dr., Courtroom 106
As Sebastian noted earlier this month, taxing a constitutional right for the purposes of discouraging it is unconstitutional. I'm sure the Second Amendment Foundation has no problems taking more money from the Chicago-area politicians in attorney's fees. That said, I think everyone involved would just as soon see this stopped dead in its tracks at the county board level.