Illinois ammo tax bill would offer funds for trauma care

A bill in the Illinois House would add a 2% surcharge on ammunition sales to raise $1.2 million a year for trauma care centers in high-crime areas. The measure is opposed by gun rights advocacy groups, but Colleen Daley of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence said the money would increase access to trauma care and perhaps help hospitals create trauma centers.

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