Cook County Chicago is trying to make it happen:
Cook County Board President Preckwinkle is eyeing a violence tax on guns and ammunition sold in the city and suburbs
The idea is to curb the number of guns in circulation, he said, citing a report issued last summer showing that nearly one-third of the guns recovered on Chicago’s streets were purchased in suburban gun shops. Other statistics are more dire: Murders in Chicago are up 25 percent this year, according to recent police statistics, and the county jail is filling up — with 9,000-plus inmates, nearing the 10,155 capacity.
Full Story – SunTimes
I imagine it would probably reduce crime to nothing, considering Chicago is an island surrounded by a force-field where no guns or ammo from any other place can get in or out. Oh wait…
This is what DERP to the power of infinity looks like. I can’t even wrap my mind around how they think this could possibly work.
Oh the county jail is filling up you say? *mocking Waaaaaaaaaahhhhh* That’s what you get for making jail too comfortable and treating criminals like actual people.
Hat tip: Andy