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Cook County Board Poised to Impose Ammo Tax

The ruling board of the most populous county of Illinois appears poised to approve a measure that would add a tax to each round of ammunition sold by retailers within its boundaries.

Seattle Poised to Impose Tax on Firearms, Ammo

Despite recommendations to the contrary from firearms industry representatives and local gun dealers, a Seattle City Council committee on Wednesday, Aug. 5 voted unanimously to approve an ordinance to tax sales of guns and ammunition in Seattle and require gun owners to report the theft or loss of any firearm within 24 hours.

County Nixes Ammo Tax, But Approves Gun Surcharge

The Cook County (Illinois) Commission on Friday, Nov. 9 approved a tax of $25 on each gun sold in the county, effective April 1, as part of the county's 2013 budget plan.

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