The proposed tax on firearms and ammunition in Cook County previously reported here was voted on by the Cook County Board Finance Committee today.  The original proposal to tax firearms sales at $25 per firearm has been amended to remove the ammunition sales tax but the firearm tax remained.  Today’s vote was crucial but preliminary.  There is one final opportunity to defeat this misguided and burdensome tax.  Please contact the Cook County Board of Commissioners TODAY and demand they remove this tax from the final budget when it comes up for a vote on November 16.  

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