Politics & 2nd Amendment

Plan in Illinois would sock gun buyers with extra taxes

Legislation pending in the Illinois General Assembly aims to hike the price of firearms via a mandatory new surcharge. The bill, introduced this week in the state House by Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, would tack on a 3.75 percent tax on guns and undefined “component parts.” Filed as HB 2331, the money garnered would be funneled …

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