Concluding that higher taxes results in less violence, Democrat officials in Cook County are considering a "violence tax" on guns and ammo. With homicides up 25 percent this year, the officials have determined that criminals aren't taxed enough on their weapons.
But NRA-IL spokesman Todd Vandermyde told the Chicago Sun-Times it's "just another example of the blame game." "Chicago and Cook County has a gun violence problem, Chicago's got a high high school drop-out rate, they've got a drug problem, they've got a gang problem, but they want to make legal gun owners, guys like me, the scapegoat," he said.
The Sun-Times reports that Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is leading the charge for the tax. More HERE