CHICAGO (AP)– As Chicago struggles to quell gang violence that has contributed to a jump in homicides, a top elected official wants to tax the sale of every bullet and firearm – an effort even she acknowledges could spark a legal challenge.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will submit a budget proposal Thursday that calls for a tax of a nickel for each bullet and $25 for each firearm sold in the nation’s second-largest county, which encompasses Chicago.
- Official proposes bullet tax to curb Chicago crime (usatoday.com)
- Chicago official wants to tax bullets 5 cents to fight crime (tbo.com)
- Nickel tax proposed on each bullet sold in Chicago (wnd.com)
- Official proposes bullet tax to curb Chicago crime (amarillo.com)
- Bullet tax eyed in bid to curb Chicago crime (cbsnews.com)
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