seattle oks new gun and ammo tax

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  1. R.P. McMurphy

    R.P. McMurphy Well-Known Member

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    SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle's City Council has approved a new tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition - a measure designed to help offset the financial toll of gun violence.

    But opponents quickly promised a legal challenge.

    The council adopted the tax on an 8-0 vote Monday, along with a companion measure to require mandatory reporting of lost or stolen firearms. The tax amounts to $25 for each firearm sold in the city, plus 5 cents per round for nearly every type of ammunition.

    Council President Tim Burgess said the measures were designed to deal with gun violence. But gun-rights activists promised to sue on the grounds that the city doesn't have the authority to adopt the measures. Washington state prohibits local governments from adopting laws related to firearms unless those local ordinances are specifically authorized by state law.
     
  2. JameGumb

    JameGumb We're all out of toner!

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    Yeah but the groups of "lovely" people who kill each other through gun violence won't pay this tax because they get their guns and ammo illegaly :rolleyes:
     
  3. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...no doubt about it. i think this is a subtle way of keeping the pace of guns going into private hands to slow up. that extra tax might be enough to cause someone to change their mind. the ammo tax is whats going to take some getting used to. 5 cents on every round will add up quickly. its a crack in the door like medical mj lead to legal recreational. they will build on this to try and gain more gun control.
     
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    Authoritarian politicians prefer unarmed peasants. Law abiding citizens can't be allowed to have devices that enable a degree of self sufficiency. Instead you must depend on government to protect you.

    If you disagree you are a bitter clinging gun nut.
     
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    This tax punishes everyone but the criminals. First, most gang members and criminals aren't going to the gun range once a week to practice so this doesn't affect what they spend on ammo. They buy the guys illegally so they aren't paying a tax. They have their loaded guns and are ready to shoot to kill so if and when they finally shoot someone then they will go and buy one more box of ammo. The ammo tax doesn't hurt them a bit.

    The first group hurt are the gun stores in the city. Now their customers will simply drive a few miles outside of the city to legally purchase their guns and ammo there. If this law passes then I would open a new gun shop right on the boarder of Seattle.

    The second group hurt are the sportsmen and target shooters. I know guys that skeet shoot clay targets but don't own a pistol and never go hunting. They just do sports shooting as a hobby.

    Finally the ammo tax is ridiculous. $5 cents per round doesn't sound like much, but every round isn't the same. You can have a 50 BMG round that costs $5.00 each and a .22 caliber round that only costs $5 cents each and you are going to tax them the same amount? Also, they are going to tax deer hunting rifle rounds that are never used in crimes the same way?

    It is a mess all around and I will be shocked if this doesn't get overturned.
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    I don't have a general problem with sin taxes, but are liberals so stupid as to think a tax will change ghetto culture?
     
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    Shocking, the liberal west coast punishing law abiding citizens, yet again.
     
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    It's all pandering for votes. Look at legal guns involved in crimes vs illegal ones and the movement to tax, limit, or ban legal guns would be laughed at.

    However the goal is to make it easier for blakes to rob and kill innocent people because I'm not sure what else it could possibly be l.
     
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    if they can tax it they gonna tax it

    this is the way it go usually
     
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    imissalison f**k Mutt

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    So owning a gun is a "sin"?
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    Sure, there's a Department called "Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms." None of those are going to lead to something good if used in excess.

    I'm not anti-gun, but let's not pretend that a gun makes the world a better place. They're extremely dangerous to be around.

    Sin taxes cover things which aren't good for us.