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HonestChieffan
07-19-2011, 01:13 PM
'Bullet Tax' Proposed By Mayoral Candidate



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Otis Rolley Running In September's Primary

BALTIMORE -- A mayoral candidate's plan to reduce violence in Baltimore includes a "bullet tax" that he said will increase the cost of committing a crime.
Otis Rolley said he would, if elected, propose a $1 per bullet tax on all bullet purchases in the city. He also said he wants to improve recruitment standards and training for the Baltimore City Police Department, work closely with the media to increase awareness of wanted suspects, and reduce the number of vacant properties.

Rolley released his plan Tuesday, citing recent holiday violence at the Inner Harbor and the city's reputation as one of the most violent in the country as reasons for change.
"It is unacceptable that too many of us feel unsafe in own city, own neighborhoods, even in our own homes," he said.


As for the bullet tax, Rolley said the measure would cause a decrease in "random firings that too often happen around holidays" and put a high price tag on the cost of committing a crime.
"While the courts have consistently ruled against significant gun control legislation, there is still a way to decrease crime: substantially increase the cost of its commission," Rolley's plan states.
"Increasing the cost of guns won't work, because many criminals don't purchase new guns, and they can be borrowed or even rented in some areas," his plan states.
Rolley, a Democrat, served as the city's planning director from 2003 to 2007.


Read more: http://www.wbaltv.com/politics/28595846/detail.html#ixzz1SZmOpu5W

Baby Lee
07-19-2011, 01:15 PM
Somebody's been watching Chris Rock

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AndChiefs
07-19-2011, 04:22 PM
People definitely won't leave city limits and buy bullets.

Quickie
07-19-2011, 06:45 PM
BALTIMORE --

Nuff said.

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Frankie
07-19-2011, 11:09 PM
Nutcase Ideas dont all begin in Washington

Agreed. For example you do a very good job of it right here in this forum.

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