Cook County, IL Guns-and-Ammo Tax Likely to Land in Court

The NRA and a suburban gun dealer say Cook County's…

The NRA and a suburban gun dealer say Cook County’s proposed taxes on bullets and guns will probably land in court.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, saying there is too much violence in Chicago, wants a 5-cent tax on every bullet sold in the county and a $25 tax on every gun sold.

Dave Workman, of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Bear Arms, told the Associated Press that gun-rights advocates will not stand for this.

“It’s not the law-abiding citizens stacking bodies like cordwood in Chicago; it’s the bad guys,” he said.

The tax also could drive business out of Cook County and into the collar counties.

Read more at Patch

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  • Larry C

    FUNNY HOW THE POLITICIANS THROUGHOUT OUT THE YEARS HAVE CONTINUED TO BLAME THE GUNS AND THE GUN OWNERS. FOR THE VIOLENCE IN THEIR RESPECTIVE CITIES, WHEN IT IS CRIMINALS THAT HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE. CRIMINALS DON’T SHOP AT A STORE FOR GUNS NOR DO THEY BUY THEIR AMMO FROM A LEGITIMATE STORE. CRIMINALS TAKE WHAT THEY WANT FROM THE POPULOUS BY FORCE AND USE IT AGAINST THEM. SO STOP THE BLAME GAME AND GET BACK TO REALITY. THEIR IS NO VALID EVIDENCE THAT ANYTHING THAT HAS BEEN DONE IN CHICAGO OR COOK COUNTY HAS STEMMED THE VIOLENCE IN FACT ALL THEIR REGULATIONS HAVE DONE IS MADE IT EASIER FOR CRIMINALS TO FUNCTION SINCE THE CITIZENS HAVE NO GUNS!