A state representative is looking to get you more bang for your buck. Southern Illinois Democratic Representative Jerry Costello filed a measure he says would ban any extra taxes or fees imposed by local governments on the purchase of firearms or ammunition. The measure filed last week, House Bill 4348, would include banning home rule units of government from also imposing any tax, fee, or other assessment--other than the normal sales tax rate for goods--on firearm attachments.

Costello says Cook County is exploring taxing ammunition, something he wants to prohibit all counties and local governments from doing.

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The measure says that any ordinance or resolution on or after the effective date of the measure would be invalid and all existing ordinances and resolutions would be void. Costello hopes to get his measure onto the House floor when lawmakers return next month.


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