Cook County proposing violence tax to curb gun crimes - KMOV.com

Cook County proposing violence tax to curb gun crimes

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By Eric Lorenz By Eric Lorenz

CHICAGO (KMOV.com) -- Cook County leaders are considering what they call a violence tax to cut down on crime on Chicago streets.

County officials hope the proposed 50-cent tax on each bullet would curb gun violence.

So far in 2012 Chicago has already had 400 murders, a 25 percent increase from last year.

Next week, the Cook County board president plans to introduce the violence tax as part of her budget.

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