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New bills will require handgun owners to pay registration fee, add tax on ammunition

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Northern Illinois lawmakers have proposed new bills that would require Illinois handgun owners to register their guns and add a tax on ammunition.

The first bill would require gun owners to register their handguns and pay a $64 registration fee. The second bill would a add a 2 percent surcharge on the sale of ammunition.

"It has got everybody pretty well upset, especially guys that like handguns and own lots of handguns," said John Mann of Mann and Son Sporting Goods in Pinckneyville, Ill.

Chicago requires all handgun owners to register their guns with police, but the state of Illinois does not have this requirement.

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