It makes perfect sense if you are a gun hating liberal.
Tax someone else - great idea from a liberal viewpoint!
Tax someone you dispise, to pay for your largesse, a perfect liberal idea.
“Editorial: County tax on guns, ammo a reasonable idea (IL)”
Since the apparent goal is to raise revenue, improve the quality of life, and deter bad behavior, here’s an even MORE reasonable idea; involuntary organ donation for criminals involved in a shooting. Someone’s got to pay for those emergency room “visits”, and I don’t think Mom and Dad’s insurance covers this.