Chicago-area official drops bullet tax proposal

Image: dan10things/Flickr The top official in the county that encompasses…

Bullet pile
Image: dan10things/Flickr

The top official in the county that encompasses Chicago says she is dropping a proposal that would impose a nickel tax on every bullet sold.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Wednesday that she will continue to push for a $25 tax on all firearms. Preckwinkle said the ordinance was more about addressing gun violence than raising money for the nation’s second-largest county, which faces a budget shortfall of more than $260 million.

Comedian Chris Rock on “bullet control”:

Source: Las Vegas Sun

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