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$25 gun tax in Chicago
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Anyway....legislation has been passed to add a $25 per gun purchase tax in Chicago city limits (like they can even buy guns there?!)

If soda can be taxed in Philly, however, and banned in NYC, no doubt it will be very easy to pass widespread gun tax legislation.

Quote:With gangland shootings becoming an every-day occurrence in Chicago, the Board of Commissioners in surrounding Cook County is trying anew to tackle the deadly problem -- with another tax.
But already, some are questioning whether the move is more about making a statement than addressing the violence.
Under the new law, Cook County is charging an additional $25 tax on every handgun sold inside county lines.
Gun shop owner Fred Lutger said this fee targets legal gun buyers, and not the gangsters responsible for many of Chicago's homicides.
"They make it sound like it's a tax but it's actually a fight against the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms," he said.
The new tax was sold to the public with the idea that it would offset the public cost of medical care for shooting victims.
According to Board President Toni Preckwinkle's own numbers, that cost was just shy of $35 million.
Yet the estimated revenue for the new tax will be roughly $600,000.
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