TOPIC: Seattle City Council Passes Gun, Ammunition Tax to Disarm Citizens
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Seattle City Council Passes Gun, Ammunition Tax to Disarm Citizens
The Seattle City Council has unanimously approved a new gun and ammunition tax within the city that lawmakers believe will deter gun violence and increase public safety. The newly-passed injunction adds a $25 tax on each firearm sold within the city of Seattle combined with a 5 cent tax on each round of ammunition purchased within city limits. The council says the revenue raised would go toward violence prevention programs.
Critics are vocal in their opposition to the new ordinances saying the council’s laws not only exceed state law but would do little to deter gun violence, punishing law-abiding gun owners in the process.
Alan Gottlieb, founder and Executive Vice President of the Second Amendment Foundation, said, “The new law is illegal because under Washington state law, local laws can’t be more strict than the state law already in place.” Continue Reading →