Seattle passes gun-violence tax bill

by Victor Morton - The Washington Times  |  published on August 11, 2015

Seattle made it official Monday night, trying to tax its way into a lower crime rate.

The city council voted 8-0 to approve a bill that would impose taxes on sales of both guns ($25 per weapon) and ammunition (2 cents to 5 cents per round, depending on the caliber), with the money designated for research into gun violence and other anti-gun programs.

  • db

    OH RIGHT, AND DOES THIS APPLY TO THE CRIMINALS TOO? OR JUST THE LAW ABIDING CITIZENS? YOU PEOPLE HAVE YOUR HEAD UP A VERY DARK PLACE, NOT TO MENTION THE ODOR AND YOUR THINKING PORTRAYS IT!

  • tom2

    It’s like prohibition. Want a drink? Drive 10 miles. These cuckoos believe they can simply tax what they don’t like, regardless of whether it’s legal and regardless of whether it’s a natural, civil right affirmed by the highest law. Hopefully, Washington firearms owners will take a lesson from New York and Connecticut owners. Hopefully, state and municipal infringement laws will be totally ignored and owners will hide their arsenals, demand search warrants and refuse to answer questions as guaranteed by the Lerner Law. Hopefully, owners will participate in boycotts, rallies, recalls and general elections. And hopefully, they’ll vote en bloc against all leftsts.

    • db

      I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE CITIZENS OF SEATTLE UP IN ARMS TO THE POINT THEY HAD TO REPEAL THEIR IDIOTIC IDEAS!

  • Dave In Arizona

    Well, how else is Seattle going to get the money to pay for all the folk who need to go to marijuana rehab?

    • Kent2012

      or supply them with “substitute” to get off the good stuff…wait a cotton pickin minute, just legalize it…yes there it is, the answer was starring me in the face…criminalize guns and ammunition, crosses in veterans cemeteries, and nativity scenes on the court house lawn…

  • Graywolf12

    I saw this coming. The loony left anti gun nuts will use everything they can get past a bunch of liberal politicians, and have judges ready to back up the unconstitutional decisions. Who do they hurt, look at the poor that need protection from the illegal criminals allowed into this country, and made immune from jail or deportation. Those nuts should be tried for treason.

  • Tex Irvin

    I seam to remember this once before and it was not constitutional

    • db

      WELL, THE RIGHT TO OWN GUNS AND WEAPONS SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED, SO IF THIS IS INFRINGEMENT, IT’S NOT CONSTITUTIONAL, RIGHT? ANYTHING THEY DO TO IMPEDE SOMEONE FROM OWNING OR OBTAINING A GUN FOR PROTECTION OR OTHERWISE IS A VIOLATION OF THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.

  • jerry young

    seattle politicians bank accounts will grow while crime stays the same! taxing ammo and guns is not the answer just another means for the rich to get richer while trying to make stupid look right

  • jerry

    This is just in Seattle; so all the gun stores will move out of town. How stupid is the City Council??
    First they raise the min. wage, and drive the food servers out; now this.
    Next they’ll need to raise taxes to make up for lost revenue.

    • db

      WANNA BET THEY GET BOOTED OUT OF THEIR JOBS NEXT TERM, TOO?! ANYONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WILL NEVER LET THEM HOLD OFFICE AGAIN!

      • jerry

        Liberals aren’t in their “right” mind; that’s the problem.
        Seattle’s almost as liberal as Frisco.

  • Paul Dragotto

    PEOPLE OF SEATTLE WILL NOT PUT UP WITH THIS. THEY WILL BUY THERE GUNS FROM A PRIVATE FFL SELLER, OUT OF HIS HOME .THEY STILL CAN BUY AMMO ON THE INTERNET. UNLESS THEY BANNED THAT ALSO.

    • Kent2012

      that is why el clowno (the south of the border name for the african pretender) wants to control the internet…find out who calls him boy and silence any truth and opposition….already has the major media twits cheer leading for him and ignoring anything that makes kenyan boy look like a rag loving communist illegal alien…

  • tracymae

    What about the inner city thugs who steal or buy a stolen gun, you know the ones who commit most of the crimes, are they going to pay it too. Morons!

    • db

      EXACTLY!

  • 7papa7

    They have just killed the gun industry in WA. People will just go into a neighboring state and buy their guns and ammo there putting profits into that state. Another moronic decision by the left.

    • jerry

      It’s just in Seattle.
      Leave town to to get what you want.

      • 7papa7

        My bad, they will probably drive down to Tacoma then. You will also find that all these gun retailers will move out of the city. That will cause Seattle to lose revenues. Typical liberalism at work.

        • Kent2012

          Then the idiots in the seetac area will say “looky momma our heroes in Seattle did this, we need it here” and then the socialist/communists in the Tacoma are will pass the same kind of ignorance…much like the $15 burger flipping wage…want that with pickles and mayo?

          • 7papa7

            I would not be surprised if it went state wide. That would be a huge mistake because then they would lose a great deal of revenue because people would start going out of state. A bunch of gun owners would get together and go out of state to by firearms and ammo. They would come back with cases of ammo that would last for a while, then after they run low because of hunting or range practice they make the jaunt again. The other possibility is buying it online. It has been shown time after time that when you try to screw the gun/ammo industry it always backfires. We see gun manufacturers moving out of states that have moronic restrictions costing the jobs of many employees plus the revenue from these companies and employees. I don’t know if Seattle has a city tax but if they do they will lose that income.

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