From TTAG: “Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle officially announced today her intention to pass the county’s first round of ammunition taxes during this Friday’s county board meeting,” the Illinois State Rifle Association reports. Yup, you read right: this is only the first poll ammo tax planned for Cook County. “This initial tax will slap a penny a round on rimfire ammo and a nickel a round on centerfire ammo. According to Preckwinkle, the tax is being levied on gun owners in order to ‘…improve public safety.’” Ammo tax revenue will go towards unspecified “public safety programs.”
Wonderful…….the county with one of the most restrictive regime of gun control laws, now decides to tax the citizens ability to exercise a Constitutional Amendment….and not just that, but to funnel the proceeds into a vague slush fund.
Can’t legislate your control….litigate. Can’t litigate your control…tax.