Preckwinkle won't pursue bullet tax afterall - FOX 32 News Chicago

Preckwinkle won't pursue bullet tax afterall

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has dumped her plan to tax bullets.

The county is still going to try to tax gun sales, but will not impose the nickel-per-bullet tax.

Gun rights advocates disagreed with the proposal saying it would drive business out of Cook County and into neighboring states.

Preckwinkle says she's trying to find ways to tackle gun violence, which costs taxpayers a lot of money.

"Individuals were brought to our hospital last year with gunshot wounds. We treated them at an average cost of $52,000," Preckwinkle said.

Preckwinkle says she still might try to tax bullets again sometime in the future.

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