From the article:
Her web page, with no apparent way to contact her: http://tonipreckwinkle.org/Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will submit a budget proposal Thursday that calls for a tax of a nickel for each bullet and $25 for each firearm sold in the nation's second-largest county, which encompasses Chicago.
... money that would be used for various county services including medical care for gunshot victims.
... Preckwinkle insists the ordinance is far more about addressing gun violence than raising money...
"The legal gun shops in suburban Cook County are a conduit for crimes in Chicago."
Richard Pearson, the executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association... "If she wants to get to the people causing all the problems she ought to put a tax on street gangs"...
Fred Lutger, the owner of Freddie Bear Sport... "Why should be paying for gang bangers shooting each other? You're taxing law-abiding citizens for what criminals are doing."
Aha... contact information: http://www.cookcountygov.com/portal/...commiss_id=406
And the rest of the board: http://www.cookcountygov.com/portal/...leadership/314