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April 01, 2013

Despite lawsuit, gun sale tax goes into effect today

People buying guns in Cook County will pay an extra $25 for each weapon under a new tax that goes into effect today.

 Although the tax has been challenged in court, County Board President Toni Preckwinkle heralded it during a news conference in Pilsen, where she was surrounded by gun safety advocates, the family of gun violence victims and clergy.

“We cannot allow gun violence to become commonplace,” Preckwinkle said, calling gun violence an “epidemic.


Read the Full Story Here: Chicago Tribune