A member of the Cook County Board of Commissioners has proposed
ordinances banning the sale of firearms, certain accessories and ammunition.
If enacted, these bans proposed by Commissioner Larry Suffredin would, in effect, threaten to put Cabela's and other retailers out of business.
This ban would not only negatively affect businesses that sell firearms
and related items in the Chicagoland area, but also, and more
importantly, outdoor and gun enthusiasts who wish
to purchase these types of products.
The Hoffman Estates Cabela's alone employs more than 250 people, of
which two-thirds are Cook County residents. The future of these
employees would be uncertain if the proposed ordinances pass. These
employees command nearly $4 million in wages - and an additional
$1 million in employee benefits - that the local economy would lose
out on. Also at risk is the tax revenue generated annually by our Hoffman Estates
store: $675,000 to Cook County; $1.8 million to Hoffman Estates; more
than $3 million to the state of Illinois. Educationally, the community,
including school groups, and other organizations, would lose out on the
highly important natural history exhibits, tours and learning opportunities currently
available at the Hoffman Estates Cabela's.
Contact your County Commissioner from the list below and ask them to oppose the Suffredin ordinances.|
|Peter N. Silvestri||312-603-4393|
|Joan Patrick Murphy||312-603-4216||
|If you do not know who your Commissioner is, please use the links below to find your commissioner and their individual contact information.|
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