Illinois Gun Ban Session

New Bill filed in Illinois to end Cook County Ammo & Violence Tax

Today a bill was filed in the Illinois house to end the Cook County Ammunition tax and Cook County Violence tax which are illegal infringements on the law abiding gun owner.  This bill is called HB4348 and was filed by Rep. Jerry Costello.

The synopsis of the proposed bill is as follows:

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that a unit of local government, including a home rule unit, may not impose any tax, fee, or other assessment other than the normal sales tax rate for goods, on any firearms, firearm attachments, or firearm ammunition. Provides that the provisions of any ordinance or resolution on or after the effective date of the amendatory Act by any municipal or county government that imposes any tax, fee, or other assessment other than the normal sales tax rate for goods are invalid and all those existing ordinances and resolutions are void.

Jerry Costello (D) is A+ rated by the NRA.

Thomas Kral

Thomas Kral is an avid gun rights advocate being involved in the movement in Illinois since 2012 and became one of the very first Concealed Carry instructors to be certified by the Illinois State Police in 2013.

Thomas is also a proud father and husband, having said, "The only things more important than 2nd Amendment issues and gun rights are my wife and kids."


  1. Wait, if i pay my violence tax… Does that mean i can kick my neighbour in the face?

  2. Does this mean that we don’t have to pay to cook county $25 tax for every fire arm we purchase?

  3. I am not sure you can kick your neighbor in the face. Infact I am pretty sure that you can not 🙂

    Fots, the bill has not passed. If passed then the violence tax will be gone. However for now, if you shop in cook county you will still have to pay the $25 fee for every firearm you purchase.

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