They have found their solution. Same way they solved their pesky jobs problem.
Official proposes bullet tax to curb Chicago crime
By DON BABWIN | Thurs October 18, 2012
CHICAGO (AP) — As Chicago struggles to quell gang violence that has contributed to a jump in homicides, a top elected official wants to tax the sale of every bullet and firearm — an effort even she acknowledges could spark a legal challenge.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle [sic] 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.
Through last week, the city reported 409 homicides this year compared to 324 during the same period in 2011… [O]fficials say gang violence was largely to blame for a rash of shootings earlier this year…
How many gang members are going to buy their weapons at a federally licensed gun shop that will be paying this tax?