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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.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Andy

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