Cook County Board Proposes Tax On Guns And Ammo

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Pistols are offered for sale at Freddie Bear Sports on October 18,... News PhotoAmmunition,For Sale,Gun,Handgun,Horizontal,Human Interest,Illinois,Retail,Tinley Park,USAPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesTINLEY PARK, IL - OCTOBER 18: Pistols are offered for sale at Freddie Bear Sports on October 18, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois. Facing a $267.5 million fiscal 2013 budget gap, Cook County, which includes the City of Chicago and suburbs, has proposed a tax of 5 cents per bullet and $25 on each firearm sold at gun and sporting goods stores in the county. Fred Lutger, who has owned Freddie Bear Sports for 35 years, is concerned with the impact the tax will have on his store which is located about 2 miles inside the Cook County line. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)