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Preckwinkle pushes Cook County gun tax to fund anti-gun lobbyists

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Preckwinkle pushes Cook County gun tax to fund anti-gun lobbyists

A leader of Illinois’ chief advocacy organization working to restore gun rights to Illinois gun owners denounced Oct. 31 plan by the Cook County Board of Commissioners to tax gun sales and use the proceeds to fund gun control lobbyists.

“The problem with the Cook County Board is that its members are convinced that the public is as gullible as they are,” said Richard A. Pearson, the executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association.

Pearson said Toni R. Preckwinkle, the board president for the county that includes Chicago, its suburbs and some unincorporated communities, is wrong to propose a $25 transfer tax on gun sales whose revenue would then be earmarked for the coffers of the groups dedicated to abolishing gun rights.

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