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.”
Gottlieb also noted, “The Second Amendment Foundation sued, and won, after Seattle tried to ban firearms in city parks in 2010. Now we intend to win this battle. If the Second Amendment Foundation has any say, the new gun tax won`t hold up in a court of law.”
Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation
Publisher of TheGunMag.com and The Gottlieb-Tartaro Report
Author of twenty books, including:
Shooting Blanks: Facts Don’t Matter to the Gun Ban Crowd
Black & Blue: How Obama and the Democrats are Beating up the Constitution
Assault on Weapons: The Campaign to Eliminate Your Guns
Regular on TV and radio including MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour, ABC’s20/20, NBC Today Show, The O’Reilly Factor, Larry King Live, Fox News Channel, Hardball with Chris Matthews, Good Morning America and Piers Morgan Live/CNN, Jesse Lee Peterson Show
Alan Gottlieb Bio:
Dynamic and articulate are two accurate descriptions of Alan Gottlieb. Alan is a Nuclear Engineering graduate of the University of Tennessee and has attended the Institute on Comparative Political & Economic Systems at Georgetown University.
He is recognized as a member of the working press, maintaining active membership in the Outdoor Writers Association of America. His articles have appeared in the Seattle Times, San Francisco Examiner, Washington Post, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Cincinnati Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram and USA Today.
Alan is the Publisher of TheGunMag.com and The Gottlieb-Tartaro Report. He is the Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, serves on the Board of Directors of the American Conservative Union, President of the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, President of the American Political Action Committee and President of NoInternetTax.org.
His handiwork has received notice in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Time, People, Rolling Stone, National Review and Outside magazine.
Alan has received the prestigious Golden Eagle Award from the American Federation of Police, and was commended by the Kentucky House of Representatives for his “outstanding leadership in preserving our American heritage of freedom.” He is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World andWho’s Who in American Politics.
Alan has appeared on over 4,400 TV and radio talk shows, including the McNeil-Lehrer News Hour, ABC’s 20/20, The Michael Reagan Show, The Ken Hamblin Show, PBS All Things Considered, CNN Crossfire, Fox TV’s Crier Report, NBC Today Show, The O’Reilly Factor, ESPN, Larry King Live, CNN Special Reports, Hannity & Combs, CNN All Politics, Fox News Channel,CNN Headline News, MSNBC, Piers Morgan, Lou DobbsTonight, Hardball with Chris Mathews, The Mike Huckabee Show, Al Jazeera Inside Story and Good Morning America.
Alan is President of Merril Associates, a noted direct response advertising agency specializing in direct mail, fund raising and public relations. He is also President of Merril Press, a non-fiction book publishing company. Alan is also President of radio stations KBNP in Portland, Oregon, KITZ in Seattle, Washington, KGTK in Olympia, Washington, and KSBN in Spokane, Washington and former Chairman of the Talk America Radio Network and former President of the Universal Talk Network.
In addition, Alan is the author of twenty books including Politically Correct Guns, Trashing the Economy and She Took a Village: The Unauthorized Biography of Hillary Clinton, Alan Gottlieb’s Celebrity Address Book, Double Trouble: Daschle and Gephart Capitol Hill Bullies, and Gun Rights Affirmed, America Fights Back: Armed Self-defense in a Violent Age, These Dogs Don’t Hunt: The Democrats’ War on Guns and Assault on Weapons: The Campaign to Eliminate Your Guns and Black & Blue: How Obama and the Democrats are Beating up the Constitution, Shooting Blanks: Facts Don’t Matter to the Gun Ban Crowd.